At this point, science has continually proven that the consumption of marijuana produces no adverse effects on individual health. In fact, marijuana is an excellent pain reliever and can be used for a variety of medical purposes. I support the decriminalization and subsequent legalization of marijuana throughout the United States. No one should be thrown in jail for smoking a joint, and no cancer patient should be subject to prosecution for using marijuana to relieve pain. Legalization would bring in tax revenue and help to restrict the power of massive pharmaceutical companies, who only care about profit margins.