This is a no brainer. How can something less harmful than cigarette smoking and drinking not be legalized, especially with how much tax revenue it will bring in. Look at it this way:
-Guy gets high, pays a high tax similar to the ones tacked onto tobacco and alcohol
-Guy gets the munchies, is to lazy to go further up the road to the megastore, so shops at the local grocery helping the local ecnomy
-Guy gets high again
-Guy gets the munchies does the same thing, but this time he goes to White Castle or Waffle House
Besides that, hemp was the #1 cash crop in US before the mexican scare was created in the early 20th century. With the mass production of hemp once again, we can have a much needed influx of farmers, and become more reliant on our own crops.
You keep part of the problem coming out of Mexico and other countries out of the United States, and the overall price of Marijuana becomes deflated anyways because it isn't something as dangerous to buy. Instead of a guy paying $140 an ounce, he would probably pay around $50 an ounce or less.
I suspect most the people that are against marijuana in here are the same people that buy into the propaganda that "refer madness" is a real thing. This shouldn't be an issue at all, it should just be made legal.
One last thing, we can finally not have to listen to hippie potheads constantly holding rallies for it.