I remember as a kid hearing my father rant and rave about the dangers of marijuana. A quick word about my father – he was an alcoholic and a brute. He never hit us kids, but he still scared us pretty badly. He drank a lot of whiskey, and it made him belligerent. He also smoked a pack of cigarettes a day, along with drinking two full pots of black coffee. In other words, my old man was addicted to a dozen different substances, and yet he was angry about safe, non-addictive medical cannabis being decriminalized. My father said that the legalization of medical cannabis would lead to the downfall of decent families, and he said it while stinking drunk! You will not be surprised to learn that I started experimenting with medical cannabis as soon as I moved out of my father’s house. History has proved him wrong, because more states are legalizing medical cannabis every year. Eventually medical cannabis will be as easy to find as beer or cigarettes. Won’t it be grand when medical marijuana is approved to be used recreationally? At that point I can just stroll up to the gas station and buy a pack of medical marijuana joints. It’s not that convenient just yet, because medical cannabis requires a doctor’s prescription, and a permit from the state government. It’s a step in the right direction, but we still have a long way to go before medical cannabis has been fully legalized, just as it should be! If booze and tobacco are 100% legal, then medical cannabis should be, too.