This article from the Chicago Tribune is timely since the Indiana legislature may consider medical marijuana this year.  A Portage, IN State Senator, who has tried to legalize pot several times is now trying what she admits may get more “sympathy” – medical marijuana.   There is a great deal of debate over whether smoking pot is truly that beneficial or medically necessary when prescription pills like Marinol made with a controlled dosage of one of the the 500 chemicals in a burning joint can be prescribed without the carcinogens of smoking is available.  Still, the notion that marijuana is no different than a can of beer or a glass of wine should be considered if the law is going to pronounce marijuana a good drug.  Read more here: