The legalization of medical marijuana has been an ongoing controversy throughout the United States. There are very mixed feelings about whether it should be legalized for a number of reasons. Now, states are legalizing, decriminalizing, and even integrating the medical marijuana industry into their economy making it fully legal to be purchased by anyone that is of age. According to ProCon.org, as of April 20, 2017, there are 29 state that are legal medical marijuana states. Although there are bills that have been passed and are attempting to be passed in attempts to regulate where these dispensaries are located, the state has yet to define the legality of medical marijuana in Michigan. Meanwhile, the medical marijuana industry has continued to grow and integrate itself into the Lansing area, creating a new community for those who are growers, caregivers, medical marijuana patients, and dispensary owners. Throughout Lansing, medical marijuana is a thriving staple for those with their medical marijuana cards.