The decision to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana should be made by the states. However, the medical purpose and use of marijuana should fall under the purview of the FDA. Perhaps it's time to update this law that citizens overwhelmingly protest. There are other implications in legalizing this drug: decreasing the burden on the criminal justice system, new tax revenue from new members to the workforce, lass taxpayer dollars funding a failed initiative. I should also issue the disclaimer that I do. It indulge in this activity, so I have no personal gain.