Even if our somewhat futuristic society the good plant is still illegal. Change is happening in some lucky places but not at a good enough rate, much more word and propaganda fighting needs to be done across the globe.
Everyone smokes weed for different reasons, whilst it may now seem like a direct medicinal reason, on a mental level many users receive much needed relief. Whether you are a stressed mother, a crippled grandma or a young person dealing with the pressure of life and work. We all get medicinal benefits in our own way. For that reason I believe medicinal marijuana is a backwards allowance, but heck, it is better than nothing at all!