Why are we spending so much of tax payers time and money to develope schemes to stop the growth of a proven medically beneficial plant. This safe helpful herb is responsible for less crime, auto related accidents and most importantely deaths per year than the more commonly advertised alcohol. It's addiction rate slightly smaller than caffeine; with medical benifits beyond bound compared to cancer causing cigarettes. It's about time we start examining the facts rather than the brain washing statistics that political groups have the American people believing.