Isn’t it interesting to think that it was once illegal to drink alcohol- illegal for a man to go grab a beer for with his buddies, for a family to share a nice bottle of wine during the holidays. In the past, people had many misconceptions about alcohol, and since then public opinion has changed. Slowly but surely, opinions about the legalization of marijuana are beginning to change, much like the opinions during prohibition did. Marijuana also has many misconceptions associated with it, much like alcohol did- how it correlates to increased crime, how it is a stepping stone to other drugs, or even how it may lead to the legalization of harder drugs. As of yesterday’s elections, marijuana is becoming legalized on a state level. This demonstrates that the legalization of marijuana is not an absurd request. In fact, it is a decision that can be beneficial to the economy, the government, and the society.