Three eminent physicians present a compelling case for legalizing marijuana in the November issue of the American Journal of Public Health. The opinion piece, “The Physicians’ Case for Marijuana Legalization,” written by David L. Nathan, M.D.; H. Westley Clark, M.D., J.D.; and Joycelyn Elders, M.D., states that it’s time for federal law to change and make marijuana legal, as it is for medical purposes in 29 states and for any purpose, including recreational, in 8 states. More than 60 percent of Americans favor legalization. And most importantly, marijuana prohibition “has done more damage to public health than has marijuana itself,” they write. It has failed, just as alcohol prohibition failed due to “organized crime, increased use of hard alcohol and government waste.” Alcohol consumption did decrease during prohibition, but marijuana use has increased during prohibition.