I am completely in favor of legalizing marijuana for several reasons, which I've outlined here time and time again. But, allow me to repeat myself.
Here's are ten reasons why pot should be legal throughout this great land:
In good news, there's a proposal in the North Carolina General Assembly to legalize pot for medicinal uses which is a start. (I'm actually an advocate for legalizing it across the board, but I'll take medicinal uses as a first step.)
In bad news, the federal government still considers pot illegal and is in the habit of busting businesses that sell it, even in states where it's been legalized.
This is where I'll add an 11th reason why pot should be legalized: If you'd like to get young voters to the ballot boxes, put pot legalization on the ballot.
In the meantime, you can write to our representatives in the General Assembly and let them know what you think about legalizing pot in our state for medicinal uses. Here's an easy button from the Marijuana Policy Project.