Marijuana is illegal because drug makers and alcohol distillers do not want it to cut into their profits. Marijuana has been proven to be a better treatment for PTSD than many of the drugs being prescribed, and it is many times more healthy and beneficial than liquor/beer, with many fewer negative effects.In addition…Drug cartels make a great deal of money from the sell of marijuana. AND….Corporate prisons have found that people arrested for simple possession are very docile workers and will not cause problems while working in prison factories at very low wages.Legalizing marijuana will not only lower the number of people in prison, but it will free up over 6 billion dollars a year used to enforce anti marijuana laws. This will enable law enforcement to divert resources to more dangerous drug abuse such as meth amphetamines, heroin, and cocaine. Don’t bogart that joint my friend. Tax it over to the state.Respectfully,C.