The concept that marijuana is in the same drug class as heroin or meth is ludicrous. Anything can be addictive such as food,sugar,caffeine,tobacco and of course alcohol. All of which are legal because we live in a free society wherein most people are strieving to be productive and because they feed the economy. Given the opportunity people make decisions about how to live for better or worse. They are not automatically drawn to someting just because it is accessible. William Buckley,Jr. who was about as conservative as one can get approved of legalizing marijuana. He wasn't a "user" per se but he experimented with the conclusion that for many people it was harmless. Alcohol for many people is a recreational take it or leave it drug but for others it isn't. The same is true of marijuana. Many people claim that it helps them medicinally. People will find what they want. This drug is safer than many of the perscription drugs people use or abuse. No one has died from an accidental overdose of marijuana. From a personal standpoint I could care less but as a reasonable deductive person it makes sense as a taxable revenue stream.