President Obama is taking a stand for those who seem to have a problem with marijuana use. He wants to get these people into a program so that they get the help that they need to stop using the drug instead of being locked up for a short time and let go with the possibility of going back to jail if they get caught again. Obama also wants to show his support for medical marijuana. These are issues that should have been addressed a long time ago. Marijuana is a drug that, if used properly, has several benefits instead of the negative effects that many people believe. When the President of the United States backs regulating the drug, albeit in a medical form, then that should tell the rest of the country something positive. Christian Broda (wsj.com) agrees that there needs to be more public information released about the drug instead of keeping people in the dark so that they form an opinion based on what they are told instead of the facts.