Most conservatives are not well-enough informed on the topic to agree or disagree based on the merits of the article. They will either agree because they have libertarian leanings (or maybe because they secretly like the idea of readily available mind-altering substances) or they will knee-jerk disagree because "the party" disagrees. As a conservative, I am in favor of a debate regarding the merits of medical marijuana. I am also in favor of separating those convicted of possession alone from the rest of the prison population and providing them with real medical help for their addiction problems. I am not in favor of legalization or decriminalization.