Yes, I hope in my prior post it was clear that I favor legalizing pot. I don't think that 70% of our prison population is from selling pot, quite a few of them are in for selling harder drugs.<quoted text>
I'm no fan of it either. I don't use it and I don't advocate using it, even for medicinal purposes. The real crime is that treating it like a hobgoblin is what has created 99% of the problem.
Is marijuana a gateway drug? No, I don't think so. Cigarettes are more of a gateway drug than marijuana is.
I can see valid, and very limited, medical uses for marijuana. California sadly made a mockery of medical marijuana by their excessively liberal medical marijuana law. It became a panacea instead of a medication with limited applications.
Marijuana is an excellent nausea suppressor and unlike other anti-nausea medications you don't have to swallow it into an already queasy stomach. I am not so sure of its application for glaucoma, but it is supposed to be of use their as well.
Marijuana is legal in my state and I did vote for its legalization. Will I be smoking it? No. Legal or not it is not for me.