So the other day I sent an email to Phil Gingrey, one of my representatives, regarding legalization/decriminalization and at the very least medicinal marijuana. Here was his response. Dear Jeff: Thank you for contacting me regarding the legalization of marijuana. It is good to hear from you. As you know, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified marijuana, together with heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, hashish, and a number of other drugs as Schedule I drugs. According to the FDA, these drugs carry a high potential for dangerous abuse, and as a result doctors have been prohibited from prescribing them for medicinal purposes. I am unalterably opposed to the legalization of marijuana. While I respect the views of residents of states that have adopted legislation regarding the medical use of marijuana, I am concerned that legalization will result in increased abuse of all varieties of drugs. Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Please continue to keep me informed as to the issues concerning you. As you fellow Ga residents probably already know, this is going to take a lot of work. Stupid conservative south. I really hope that bill in Athens passes because we need some sort of a boost, not just in Ga, but for the entire southeast. I encourage everyone to write to their congressmen and tell them your stance on marijuana. The more support the better.