As a fifteen year old student in high school the idea of legalizing marijuana is not so smart. Many of the kids at my high school do drugs, smoke, or drink. Legalizing marijuana will just make matters worse. The number of kids who are doing drugs, etc. will rise in huge numbers, because it will be easier for them to buy it and sell it. Marijuana can be prescribed, for people who don’t need it; it can be bad for their health. I understand the economy is doing badly and once we legalize marijuana in more cities the government will get the tax to help the economy. Once someone uses this harmful narcotic they may not act the same and you could lose them as a friend or a family member. Marijuana can cause people to see differently and act differently. Overall the idea of legalizing marijuana is not a dumb idea, jus the people need to look at it a different way. They need to see the outcome of a person who uses it.