I'm not going to get too political here, but I am gonna give my two cents because it's something I feel strongly about. If you know anything about "pot culture," you know that 420 is a marijuana reference, and alas, I am Jesibel420.. I'm sure you understand my feelings toward marijuana now.
However, even if I didn't smoke, I would still support decriminalization of marijuana for many reasons. Alcohol is legal for those over 21 years old. If you drink and drive, you pay the price. IMO, alcohol has MUCH worse effects than pot. I've never thrown up from being high. I've never gotten so high I thought having sex with a random stranger was a good idea. I don't drive, but my boyfriend has never gotten high and thought he was capable of driving, but really wasn't, and got into an accident. If you can make the choice to drink alcohol as an adult, why not be able to smoke marijuana?
There has been tons of medical research, and weed cannot kill you. The only possible way is to smoke so much that you suffocate, and you would have to smoke more than is even humanly possible, in a ridiculously short amount of time, to do so.
Also, if marijuana were decriminalized, taxed, and regulated by the government, the country would gain so much tax revenue that the economy would no longer be in turmoil. It can create countless jobs if it is no longer illegal. LEGIT jobs, that pay legit wages.
I hope I haven't offended anyone, but I really think it's time for America to get over it and legalize or decriminalize. Since when is feeling happy and relaxed a crime?
Here are some links, if you're interested..
Marijuana Policy Project