I wouldn't necessarily say that marijuana is positively portrayed in the media - it's mentioned in some music, but not so much so that I would say it's a concern towards younger generations. As for the medicinal qualities - there are cases wherein people use the oils to stop seizures, reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, improve appetite and many other uses. As for the hemp plant itself, it can be used to make paper and clothes. The plant is very useful and has caused less deaths than alcohol and other drugs. As far as dangerous drugs, or peer pressure, this is one of the least dangerous drugs.