I was watching a news commentary program the other day, and they brought up a very interesting point about cannabis, and how the federal government could make it legal TOMORROW if they wanted to, with no action required by either the Congress or the President. Currently, marijuana is classified as a Class I substance on the banned substances list, right up there alongside heroin, ecstacy, LSD and peyote. Those substances are classified as such because they are considered dangerous, addictive, and have no medicinal value whatsoever. However, Class II substances are considered to have medicinal value, and can be prescribed under a doctor's supervision. Some of those drugs include things like cocaine and oxycotin. Considering all the research that has been done since the 90's on cannabis, it HAS been proven to have medicinal value, as it can help with Alzheimer's, people with chronic pain, cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy, as well as many other ailments such as glaucoma. It has also been proven to not be physically addictive. Now, since Washington and Colorado have both legalized marijuana, the quickest way for the federal government to allow the states to do what they wish on this issue, is to move it from Schedule I substances, down to Schedule II substances, because then it would be legal federally as doctors would then be able to prescribe it. Maybe all of us people who think cannabis should be legal should get together and submit a petition to the White House to have it moved to Schedule II. Not only would it help to alleviate the war on drugs that is currently going on in the South, but we would also be able to regulate and tax it like alcohol, and that would generate quite a bit of money for the states. Look at how much California has been able to generate in tax revenue from cannabis. It would also solve another problem that is currently on the rise in this country that is doing SERIOUS damage to those who partake of it, and that is the "synthetic marijuana" that is currently being sold to those who think it's safer than the real stuff. It's not. So...................we could solve quite a few problems here. What do you guys and gals think?