Instead of looking at reasons why this should be legal and regulated, we need to look at why it was criminalized. This goes back to the paper and tobacco companies who saw hemp as a potential threat to their inferior tree paper product. So, in an effort to disband this rising product, it was communicated that it was a terrible drug. Hemp, not a drug was lumped in the Cannabis. They used the Spanish variant Marijuana to make sure it seemed more threatening and it worked. Therefore, there is no substantial ground to hold marijuana as criminalized substance, nor the ban of a plant that grows in the ground. This should be legalized, in all forms. In the move is to regulate it, then that is fine as the government will do this to control the substance (which is a good thing).