To the extent that this business activity pulled in spending from persons in other states, the measure would result in a net increase in taxable economic activity in the state” (Brown 15). Our state can not only receive income from selling marijuana, but also can make revenues from other related business activities. Making money from legalizing marijuana might be a way to assist our state to overcome the finical crisis in recent years. Legalization of marijuana can also save the cost on supervising marijuana criminals. Every year our state has to spend a large sum of money on supervising marijuana because it is illegal.
If people took action and the government legalized it today, I’m sure we would see progress. People suffering from manic depression to Multiple Sclerosis would be able to experience relief. The government could make billions of dollars off of the taxes it could impose on its sale, and its implementation into the industrial world would create thousands of new jobs for the economy. Also, because of its role making in paper making, the rain forests of South Africa can be saved from their current fate of extinction. No recorded deaths have been recorded as a result of marijuana use, it is not physically addictive like alcohol or tobacco, and doctors will agree it is safer to use than most substances.
Burned Out Brian Criss SOC 120 Lynn Ma February 3, 2013 Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in many developed societies. There are several doctors in both the United States and Canada who wish to allow the use of medical Marijuana to ease the pain of certain patients. The issues of allowing an illegal substance to be used by the public for medical use could create an unsafe environment for others who will have no choice but to be exposed to the dangers. Marijuana is addicting and even though it relives pain, it should not be legal for use because its use affects others and has adverse side effects. Marijuana comes from the preparation of the female plant of Cannabis sativa.
Marijuana could be governmentally taxed, and even the money they would lose to underground growers and buyers, would be more than they are spending to chase, apprehend, hold, feed, and house these ‘criminals’ today. Once marijuana became legal more jobs could be created. There would be large need for labor workers to work the fields, and also a need for consultants, buyers, sellers of mass quantities of marijuana to ship to different places in the state, and if the legalization went national, California would again be a gold mine in its history. Also, because there would be no laws prohibiting the production, possession, or transportation or marijuana, it would be likely that a delivery system for transporting marijuana would be developed, and that coul and would create many jobs as well. With all these implementations working together, as described in the essay, it is likely that by
Fifteen states have approved the use of medical marijuana. Prohibition versus legalization provides empirical questions as it has been the subject of an ongoing political debate with validating medical necessity, weighing government expenditures, hypothetical impact on the youth’s perception of legalization, and the speculation that legalization will improve the economic climate by generating revenue. Marijuana astonishingly has a plethora of ways to provide unyielding revenue streams for medicinal purposes, by producing a copious supply of paper, and fiber yet consequently it is not the miraculous answer to solving the national debt woes, nor is it the answer to ending the recession; legalizing medicinal marijuana will reduce expenditure on law enforcement, assist as complimentary therapy for medicinal purposes, and increase tax revenue from legalized sales. What is so unique about this mysterious plant that is labeled to be such a harmful drug? Marijuana has more uses than any plant known to man (Herer 17).
(Rand 2010) Rand Corporation estimates the cartels make about 15 to 26 percent of their income from marijuana grown and shipped into the United States. Annually the net worth to the cartel is somewhere in the range of 1.5 to 2 billion dollars. This is not counting the marijuana that is grown and sold within the U.S borders. To lower the risk of being caught smuggling marijuana across the borders many cartels have started growing marijuana with in U.S including national parks, public lands but this still will not help their market value due to the fact that the marijuana grown in the U.S legally under a controlled environment will be a stronger strain and more potent than the marijuana grown in the wild or shipped from Mexico. This will leave a very small market for the illegal Mexican marijuana and the cartel will fight among them shelves for a very small market share.
Legalizing marijuana here will save and make an immense amount of money. Keeping marijuana illegal, however, costs a lot more money. Our tax money is being spent on the cost of prosecution and defense of accused offenders, cost of incarceration of convicted offenders, foster care and social services for children of incarcerated offenders, and cost of active law enforcement (SDAA). Housing a single marijuana offender in a prison costs taxpayers over $100,000 (Donziger). In total, taxpayers spend up $7.5 billion, or $23,500 per person, annually on feeding, clothing, and providing shelter for marijuana offenders (Donziger).
Should Marijuana be generally legalized In today’s society there’s a huge controversy, should marijuana be generally legalized. Marijuana has a lot of ups and downs to being legalized. If marijuana became legal, how will this affect America. Marijuana has generated intense controversy: some feel marijuana should be legal and some feel marijuana should stay illegal. Marijuana should be legalized because it’s not fair for religious use, lower the number of arrests, and too expensive for the government.
Marijuana ,could actually bring in a lot of revenue in the country ,as sales of this drug is relatively inexpensive to other drugs, therefore it sales. Instead of spending those millions of rands a year fighting against marijuana, which is as harmful as alcohol and tobacco , which is legal, these funds could be used b the government for education and other crimes. The country , can also use the legalization of marijuana as an economic boost. Legalization of marijuana could reduce the flow of money from the south African economy , to the international crime gangs, who deal with drug smuggling. Marijuana is also too expensive to prevent on a justice system, when the funds can be used elsewhere.
Running Head: The Benefit of Legalizing Marijuana Argumentative Analysis The Benefit of Legalizing Marijuana Lad AzizB City University BSC403 Summer Quarter 2012 Professor: J- Lum September 2, 2012 The Benefit of Legalizing Marijuana In our challenging world there are many laws that have been approved based on wrong perceptions and incorrect assumptions. Illegalization of Marijuana is one of those cases. Marijuana has been made illegal for some incorrect reasons, based on peoples’ false opinion that it is a highly addictive drug, with no useful purposes. In fact, the marijuana plant has been used productively since at least the 5th century BC. Chinese people used hemp to make clothes, shoes, rope, and an early form of paper.