I just saw part of a report by John Stossell on marijuana. Is there any other plant that is illegal to use? Cocaine? I know, i'm a dope. I'm kind of ignorant when it comes to drugs. Maybe you know more. The evidence for marijuana helping with medical conditions is overwhelming, but the state of california and the federal government don't seem to be in sync on this. Do you think that the people who are so dead set against marijuana tend to be xtian? This analogy just came to me; here it is: Xtians are so quick to take a man made pill with many side effects, but are dead set against something that obviously works, and is natural. See where i'm going? If you don't, think of religion as a pill, and atheism as marijuana. Personally, i don't use marijuana, but don't hold it against anyone who does. My grandparents (r.i.p.), their friends, and others their age, seem to to take pride in taking pills. They have a nice little row of brown bottles with white caps, like it's very normal. They are proud to display these pills, and won't hesitate to tell you how many pills they have to take in a day. They couldn't even see that it was killing them. My grandmother was a zombie when she passed. I don't think i've known anyone to get violent when using marijuana. I just happened to grow up around alot of substance abuse, witnessed 2 deaths from prescription drug mixing, and more. I just prefer to be 100%. I try not to take ANY pills. It's because of what i witnessed, the tylenol scare, paranoia, whatever. Right now, i have a pulled back muscle, and a couple people tried to give me some aleve and ibuprofen, and i refuse. If i were to use anything, a proven plant like the marijuana plant seems to be the safest bet.