I think it should be legalized. It's not like people don't smoke it just because it's illegal, right?
And the government thinks cannabis is so bad, yet they subsidize corn farms to produce cheap, crappy food to feed us that cause obesity, diabetes, heart problems, etc.? They allow Monsanto to patent all sorts of 'crops' (Although, is a half-orange-half-moth really an orange?) and grow all their GMOs. The gov. allows no good, very bad, horrible rotten chemicals to be showered on said crops, such as Monitor, RoundUp, and Atrazine. They allow cigarettes and cigars. They allow fast food.... I think you get it.
You can grow marijuana in your own home or in your garden (depending on where you live). You can smoke it if you want, you can vaporize it, make tea with it, or what have you. It's a hallucinogen, yes, and it deserves respect and should not be abused. But it eases pain for people with all sorts of problems. It's not that bad, as long as you use it sparingly.
However, buying marijuana can be risky. Plus, they do genetically engineer it nowadays to have more of a hallucingenic effect than it would have if you grew it yourself.
But really, it's much worse to get drunk on alcohol containing gelatin and isinglass that has been processed with animal bones, causing liver and mouth cancer than to get baked off of an herb.