The medical benefits of marijuana are evident. The negative effect are minuscule and when the millions of people that use this drug say so and the research is not being done then we need to have a relevant debate which we are not having. The majority of the American people is for this so why is this overlooked aren't the people the ones that should be allowed to pick what's good for them, we do it every 4 years when we pick parties. Isn't that the same thing? Or is there a lack of benefit to one side or the other on this particular issue. Like the involvement of the lumber and pharmaceutical industry! This shows that the political process is broken and the reason people don't believe in democracy anymore.