Some Christians think it should be legalized for the following reasons (none of which are valid nor rational): it takes the money power out of the equation, we can't force our morality on others since we have free will, or there is nothing wrong with it. Pathetic answers. It won't take the money out of it since now they can get away with bringing a lot more into the country and will have a bigger market. Plus they will just move on to harder drugs to sell and then what do we do with those drugs? There is something wrong with it. Anytime we put things into our body that alter who we are is wrong. Medical reasons? Fine, then put it in a pill and get a real prescription for it. Some will argue that alcohol kills more brain cells that marijuana, but that is like saying could you please only cut two of my fingers off instead of three. It still kills. Some will say it is not that addictive. The government says it is but some psychologist are on the fence: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-teenage-mind/201012/is-marijuana-addictive. Think about it. If it is a drug that people feel the need to fight for then guess what? If they took coffee off the market, people would fight for it. If they took soft drinks of the market...hmmm, New York.
But here is the main problem with legalization. If no one is held accountable then people can use it recreationally at their leisure. Doctors, pilots, teachers, bus drivers, presidents (wait, never mind) will be coming to work more high. Without any boundaries the children of today are bot going to know the difference between helping your body or abusing your body. And then we will wonder why so many kids want to commit suicide and feel they have no purpose in life. Not all marijuana users will use cocaine and heroin. But all heroin and cocaine users started with marijuana. Fact. We are now getting to a point where it is becoming more and more accepted as part of our culture. Nothing seems to bother us anymore. As a teacher there are signs everyday of the culture inside the schools that show lack of motivation for anything in life. And marijuana is usually a part of those kinds of students' lives. Nice future we have built for them.
Until the culture changes, until we can turn people's thoughts around, until we can get people to understand that there are consequences for all of our actions, until we get society to believe in hope again, marijuana should remain illegal, or at least come with many restrictions. And Christians, do what is right.