Smoking marijuana can cause breathing problems and coughing just like cigarettes and some people get addicted after using for a while. Regulating and legalizing marijuana will bring Americas greatest cash crop under law, create economic opportunities and jobs in the formal economy as opposed to the underground market. Adopting a legally controlled market for marijuana will ensure that consumers buy the products from a safe and legal source. Marijuana has been approved in some states for medical uses to ease the effects of different health challenges. Colorado and Washington legalized m... ... middle of paper ... ...llegalized for a long time without any evidence of success.
Indeed, a legislative push is on in his state (and several others, such as Massachusetts and Nevada) to treat this "soft" drug like alcohol—to tax and regulate its sale, and set an age restriction on buyers”. (Greenhaven, 2009) Legalization of marijuana will have huge tax revenue, reduce crime, give sick patients a new effective medicine, and safe to use. First of all, legalization marijuana has enormous tax revenue. This will save us taxpayers millions also if marijuana is decriminalized by reducing the amount of money we pay to maintain prisoners incarcerated for marijuana related afflictions. Research Miron reports “that marijuana legalization would reduce government expenditures by roughly $8 billion annually.
Chances are that marijuana can contain many other various substances that are even worse for one’s health (Libertarian Party 4). If the government were to have control of the production of marijuana, the need for drug dealers would be eliminated, and the product that the consumers are receiving would be more pure (“What are the Pros and Cons of Marijuana Use”). The government control of marijuana would offer several other advantages. The cost of marijuana would be much lower if the government controlled the sell of it. Usually drug dealers charge very high prices for marijuana to satisfy their own greed.
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.
The government can take over this market and regulate it to make billions of dollars and decrease the amount of underage smoking at the same time. Many people look at marijuana as a bad thing, but alcohol and tobacco is no better and is actually worse. One could bet that, in a few years, all states will have a market for marijuana and many other countries, if not all, will too.
Since then there have been conflicts caused by alcohol but not nearly as many as before. Seeing that there is a problem with marijuana the government should legalize it and everything would be fine. Legalizing marijuana would have a huge effect on the economy. Tax money from alcohol and cigarettes combined equals 33 billion dollars (Becker12). Just think how much money that would if Congress would allow for the production and selling of marijuana.
Marijuana, if legalized, will almost certainly be taxed by the federal government, generating cash-flow while still keeping prices reasonable. The price of marijuana would also drop exponentially, because the dangers of smuggling and police raids will be eliminated. Legalized marijuana would likely to legal to grow as well, but require some sort of permit, or license to distribute. Just like any other... ... middle of paper ... ...0080205147/cannabis-news/marijuana-replaces-ritalin-in-treatment-for-add/adhd-video.html>. Jillette, Penn, and Teller "War on Drugs."
The production and sale of marijuana could be taxed if legalized, which would cause tremendous economic growth in the United States. The cost of government expenditures could be reduced a significant amount annually. The government would no longer have to spend money used for the incarceration and prosecution of cannabis users and sellers. This would lead to 1.8 billion dollars being saved a year, which is the amount of money the police spend arresting marijuana consumers and dealers. Taxpayers would also save a hefty sum of money if marijuana were legalized.
Hemp was used in many forms. Hemp was used to make clothes, fuel, paper and building materials. Centuries later, America produced hemp as a cash crop which was pushed by the government due to its generation of tax revenue. As you can see marijuana has had a positive footprint in american history. Today the legalization of marijuana has shown society to be a failure of time and money.
However, marijuana is here to stay; the state of Colorado has already fully legalized recreational use of marijuana. Looking at the amount of revenue Colorado brings in from marijuana sales, it's clear that marijuana has a significant potential in bringing money into the economy. Many would agree that the war on drugs has deteriorated our personal freedoms and has wasted money over the decades for both the government and people. Marijuana should be legal because prohibition has been proven not to work. Taxing the sales of marijuana, similar to alcohol, will help boost the economy.