Those who voted for medical marijuana in various states were certainly on the right track. There may be some abuses because people are getting hold of it for the wrong reasons and also because in some states there really have not been many dispensaries allowed so it is not that available. However, this is the way to go.
Passing marijuana legalization laws is extremely hard, and that is due to the stigma that comes with supporting such positions. The fact that the state initiatives passed shows that the stigma is slowly fading, and people are starting to pay much more attention to the facts of an argument and not stereotypes.