Marijuana is on everyone’s mind anymore, especially since there is a big rush to make it legal for medicinal purposes. I really think that has a purpose in the field of medicine. It is something that help to alleviate the symptoms of many ailments. Medical marijuana can even aid in lessening the nausea that comes after chemotherapy. It is helpful in controlling seizures, certain mental function, and even heart conditions or uncontrollable blood pressure. Medical marijuana is normally prescribed as a short term therapy drug, and no meant to be taken forever. Smaller doses are used to deal with patients with severe epilepsy. THC is what gets you high and in medical marijuana, the THC is removed. This is how it should be, and the parts that are medicinal is all that remains. Unfortunately, this also makes it sometime that can be taxed and profited from in more ways than medically. I don’t agree that marijuana for recreational use should be legalized. This is where it is in its natural state, and the THC is intact. Excessive use of marijuana does impair your cognitive skills. From what I’ve read and heard, it kills brains cells, and that in itself is a good reason to not have it legalized so it is easier for young people to use. If we allow access to marijuana, as we do to booze and cigarettes, you will see younger children trying it at home. The age restriction doesn’t change the amount of teen alcoholics or smokers that are in our society today. The kids would still have access through the adult, and they will begin their substance abuse habits at a much younger age.