I believe it should be legalized. For one, you are never EVER going to be able to get rid of it. Two, why are we wasting millions and millions of tax payer dollars incarcirating people when it could be taxed and generate billions of dollars. When compared to alcohol it is by far the lesser of 2 evils. I do not think it is a gateway drug to more drug. maybe a gateway to munchies, but that's about it.