Today President Obama held a town hall meeting with question submitted to him from the internet. The SERIOUS question of the legalization of marijuana was posed to him, and he brushed it off, as if it was not serious. Well, unfortunately this question is serious, for a number of reasons, but one reason in particular. I went to high school with a girl named Rachael Hoffman, we were not best friends or anything like that, but she was murdered because of this unjust war on drugs. Rachael was arrested for having a baggie of marijuana and 2 Ecstasy pills on her. I would argue that if marijuana was not illegal that she would be alive today. For president Obama to laugh at this question is disheartening, because it is a real question that deserves consideration, and should not be scoffed at.