Pro marijuana legalization protestors believe legalizing drugs will bring economic relief. The government can increase tax revenue by putting a sales tax on drugs. Studies show that, if marijuana was taxed at rates comparable to those on alcohol and tobacco, government could earn around six billion dollars annually. Government can use this money to fund important social objectives like healthcare and education. Also legalization of drugs can decrease government expenditures.
Military and law enforcement has failed to accomplish any of these, and it is not because of limited funds. “Last year state and federal governments spent $30 billion plus on the battle against drugs”(Anony71). This outrageous spending hasn’t made a dent in the modern drug-trade. Politicians are trying to approach the problem with supply-side economics. You try to block the supply to force the cost of hard drugs up, pricing most users out of the market.
However, with law enforcement and the government not giving up entirely with the war on drugs it will be a while before they realize the pros far outweigh the cons. Legalizing drugs for both recreational and medicinal use will provide the government another source of revenue, will lessen the overcrowding in the judicial system, erase the drug and crime relation, and may ironically turn people away from doing drugs. Legalization will bring many benefits to the US government one of which being a gigantic source of revenue. If the government were to begin enforcing drug laws less and tax the drugs that will be legalized the government could claim approximately ten billion dollars at the least. This number could climb depending on the amount of sales with the sin tax as well as when the government decided to pull the plug completely on enforcing drug policies.
It would also start the necessary steps to stop the over fill of our prisons. Economic growth would be a defiant if marijuana were legalized. So much more money brought back in to help out our own communities. New schools, better housing or living conditions, and even improved roads are just a few more ideas of what good the extra money could be used for. So whit that, all of those that are here for the legalization of marijuana, say
The united states needs a change and that change should be the legalization of marijuana. In doing so it could save our country in many ways. It could lower crime rates. from people selling it or for people getting in trouble for possession of marijuana. It is also one the the drugs that is less dangerous for the public than other drugs that are not legalized.
Different options need to be considered. Legalization is an option that hasn't gotten a chance but should be given one. Although many people feel that legalizing marijuana would increase the amount of use, marijuana should be legalized because it will reduce the great amounts of money spent on enforcement and it will increase our country’s revenue. There are also many benefits that can be uncovered to help people if legalization of marijuana is given a chance. Legalizing marijuana would increase our economy's revenue.
Spending extra revenue from states that have legalized gambling to fund enough addiction clinics and programs to meet each state’s need is the first step toward decreasing addiction rates. The second step is voting to pass more ordinance and restriction laws so the gambling industry will not expand out of control and children will not have easy access to gambling machines. I think if “we” as a community work together toward getting our state government to adopt the ideas in the solutions I provided, we can set an example for other communities and in the future lower addiction rates instead of quietly allowing them to increase.
Legalization is an option that hasn't gotten much of a chance, but should be given one. It is my position that marijuana should be legalized. Although many people feel that the legalization of marijuana would result in an increase in the amount of crime and drug abuse, I contend that the opposite is true. While I admit that there might be an initial increase in use, I feel that it would gradually wane, and that the crime rate would be reduced immediately. Furthermore, legalization would reduce the enormous amount of money spent on enforcement while at the same time increasing our country's revenue.
Those who are in favor for marijuana legalization consider the ‘War on Drugs’ as an expensive disappointment. Billions of needless dollars are spent to incarcerate individuals that choose to use a substance that is less harmful and addictive than alcohol or prescribed medications. In addition, pro-marijuana advocate also suggest that if marijuana were to be legalized, the government could control the substance, very much like tobacco and alcohol. A method to control the purity of distributed marijuana, tracking marijuana use in the United States, and collect tax on the revenue. Which allows the government to have ample money to ut... ... middle of paper ... ... put an end to the illegal distribution of the substance.
Permitting marijuana would have a great economic impact and could raise money. Also, the legalization of marijuana would allow people who suffer from medical problems to get the drug to treat their pain. Additionally, legalizing marijuana is a philosophical issue since the government should let individuals make their own decisions. In conclusion, the positives for legalizing marijuana outweigh the negatives.