The Federal position on marijuana causes more harm than good. Individuals that can benefit from medical marijuana either go without beneficial treatment or risk imprisonment. Useful research is inhibited because of the threat of losing federal funding. Our prisons are bloated with individuals incarcerated on minor marijuana charges. The privatization of our prison system is incentivized to imprison more people and therefore flood our political system with money to unduly influence our elected officials. The GOP harps on decreasing the Federal governments influence and protecting States rights. This issue exposes their hypocrisy.