I find it odd that "legalizing" marijuana is so controversial. Many substances and items we buy and possess can be harmful or deadly if not handled responsibly. A knife, a gun, tools in my garage, a car, a bicycle, a sack of sugar, bottle of hard liquor. or bag of peanuts can all be bad news. Responsible is the operative word. People should be encouraged and free to behave responsibly. Irresponsible behavior that endangers or harms others should be discouraged and penalized. Marijuana is no more dangerous than video games. Actually they are quite similar; both are fun but you do need to resist the temptation to do it all day, every day.