My name is Jessie Rubenstein and I am from Long Island, New York. I am currently a junior at the University of Maryland studying communications. I feel it is important to consider the legalization of marijuana for several reasons, one of them being that marijuana is a pain reliever and can benefit millions of people that are suffering from pain and anxiety. Additionally, I feel it is much safer than many of the drugs that have already been legalized in the United States for some time now.