When I think of it from a governmental perspective it is wise to keep it illegal from the general public but to legalize it medically.
Why? By doing so they are controlling the growing and distribution of marijuana. They may not be selling it to the public directly but they are not stupid...They know that people are going to get around the law and distribute it to the general public just like the cases talked about above.
Anyway I believe this way they can optimize profit by using health care agencies while still being able to bust people for possesion and other marijuana related crimes.
And how can things that lead to the most deaths be legal?
Because they've figured out how to tax the crap at of that stuff, including cigarettes. Pills are separate because they're controlled substances which are supposedly regulated by the DEA. If the federal government figured out how to legalize and tax marijuana for recreational use, smokers and tax payers would all benefit. It would also help get rid of a lot of the laced and low quality stuff on the market. Look at Amsterdam, where most of the time they're smoking hash and probably don't even know what schwag is. I don't smoke by the way, but I do drink.
Mother Earth produced her own fresh greenery. Why should a plant be illegal? It's not even chemically altered like final-end tobacco is. And tobacco has been proven to KILL
Win for New Jersey. If they can do it, perhaps like said before, they can convince other eastern states to follow. Maybe even the money mongelers in the big seats in MD