Many artists and writers have used cannabis for creative stimulation - from the writers of the world's religious masterpieces to our most irreverent satirists.
When I went off to the army when I was 17 years old, I believed in America and the rights of freedom. But today I believe my government is lying to the American people and that my president, George Bush, is a criminal.
I've lived in Los Angeles for at least 24 years.
But you can count the dead bodies from alcohol, tobacco, and legal pharmaceuticals by the millions.
If you substitute marijuana for tobacco and alcohol, you'll add eight to 24 years to your life.