Hey there, I've been a long time supporter of legalizing cannabis, and I hope my curiosity and questioning can reflect the fact I want to actively and accurately present this issue, rather than tear it apart. Firstly, if marijuana were suddenly deemed legal, in the context that alcohol and tobacco are, what would come of those in prison, charged prior to this change? Would they be guilty of committing the crime when it was illegal, or released in light of new laws? Secondly, is it financially a better option to keep marijuana illegal? I know it's a bad thing to say, but money has deep roots in politics. Would they make more money from businesses popping up and taxation, or more by fining offenders and policing it as is? Lastly, if it was decided and a spokesperson was required to reveal the decision to legalize cannabis to the public, how would that be done? The obvious solution would be to say "In light of recent evidence", but it's not recent. Marijuana use has been going on for thousands of years, and most 'evidence' is crudely disguised opinions from both sides. Is admitting they were wrong the right thing to do, or political suicide? Just my thoughts, thanks for reading.