According to Heather, no one has died from too much THC being ingested; I guess that's where the "safety" of marijuana comes in. You can die of alcohol poisoning by ingesting too much alcohol, but I guess marijuana would put you to sleep before you could smoke too much.
Then there is a state senator from Montgomery County who is proposing similar legislation for the upcoming legislative session on decriminalizing marijuana. He says that Heather needs a new platform in that his legislation will pass before Heather has a chance to get elected. I can't imagine running on a platform of legalizing marijuana to increase tax revenues by $150 million a year when this is the same individual who has led the charge to prevent the drilling for natural gas in western Maryland. The tax revenues from natural gas would far exceed the legalization of marijuana; and I know that there is considerable debate on the safety of the drilling, but why not give it a shot?
By the way, the effects of marijuana on the body are the same as smoking cigarettes. It affects the lungs, the heart, elevates blood pressure and causes cancer. It's addictive just like alcohol and tobacco and its effects are longer lasting than those of alcohol. Quite honestly, none of the above is good for you so why add to the list by legalizing marijuana?