I am an invalid that was damaged by a back surgeon and could not work anymore - you'll never understand how depressed that can make an individual.
I now used medical marijuana for the CONSTANT pain because Vicodin and Oxycodin became so addicting I nearly died.
Pray that this never happens to you.
Legalize pot - tax it - and monitor the growers. That may stop all the murders relating to smuggling into the US. It's a BIG waste of dollars to try to stop it cause it'll never happen - look at the money spent in Columbia and coke is still avaliable everywhere you look.
If you want to do something constructive - don't let doctors prescribe the MOST ADDICTIVE pain killers on the market. Oh - I forgot - kickback from pharmaceutical companies and their 'lobbyists' won't let that happen.