Legalizing marijuana will not only benefit the users but the us economy could be stabilized if this drug was legalized. First of too much money is being out into the war on drugs,contributing to the useless spending the country already does. For instance 16 billion dollars of your tax paying dollars goes towards keeping marijuana under control. But you may want to task yourself is it really working. We send so much money to keep it at bay,but yet most of the people who are locked is because of small crimes that include marijuana offenses.
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.
The decriminalization of marijuana would be a positive step for the Canadian government but the legalization of marijuana would do much more for this country and its people. If the Canadian government was to only decriminalize marijuana it would accomplish relieving the stress on the RCMP by taking the man power wasted on arresting and prosecuting the people that have decided to smoke marijuana and redirect it toward something more productive. As for the overcrowded court rooms the people
Why take 10 medicines for one problem when you can take one for 10 problems?” Dylan Davis’s opinion on the matter was, “I believe medical marijuana should be legalized since it is a herd, you can’t overdose on it. It would help our terrible economy and plus it’s proven to help medical conditions.” Jamie DeSalvo told me, “Medical marijuana should be legalized since it’s proven to help medical conditions. Besides that economy would get better from the income tax, or just from not as many arrests on marijuana charges could save thousands of dollars. It is in our own rights; life, liberty, and happiness. Those are our unalienable rights as an American.” Enoch Easter’s opinion was, “Why not legalize marijuana period?
Socially and culturally, California is a marijuana friendly state. By decree of national Government, California has been limited in expressing its natural born rights of freedom and expression. With the legalization of marijuana, California would benefit financially, almost immediately after implementing the initiative. The tax dollars being wasted to house, feed, and clothe the inmates of state and local prisons and jails, on inmates charged on petty and minor marijuana offences, could be used to lessen the deficit of debt. 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.
The debate to legalize marijuana in the United States of America has been fought over nonstop since the existence of the drug and its affects, even though marijuana has been tested and proven to provide a very positive impact on the American society. Legalizing marijuana would help treat ill citizens, reduce the numbers in our prisons, and create a steadier economy by increasing
Another compromise is the decriminalization of marijuana; if someone is to be in possession of less than one ounce then it is just a misdemeanor. Though prohibitionists are still pushing to keep all harmful drugs illegal and pro drug supporters are still aiming for more laws to be passed legalizing drugs. Neither side is done fighting for their cause. In the 1920’s the eighteenth amendment establishes the prohibition of alcohol in the United States. This was a nationwide ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages (Eighteenth Amendment).
Drugs such as opiates and crack cocaine should not be legal due to the massive effects they have on individuals. According to Charles B. Rangel “Drug legalization threatens to undermine our society. The argument about the economic costs associated with the drug war is a selfish argument that coincides with the short-sighted planning that we have been using with other social policies. With any legalization of drugs, related problems would not go away; they would only intensify. If we legalize, we will be paying much more than the $30 billion per year we now spend on direct health care costs associated with illegal drug use.” (Charles B. Rangel; Criminal Justice Ethics, Vol.
In Marijuana Policy Project. Retrieved November 8, 2011, from http://www.prohibitioncosts.org/mironreport.html C. Relate to the Audience a. Just imagine if the money we used to hold these individuals could be put back into the economy or better yet the education system. How many more scholarships or financial aid packages could we be receiving if there was a small percentage of that 7 billion dollars distributed amongst the college systems. D. Credibility Statement a. I can only imagine what a few hundred or even a thousand dollars would do for me and my family to assist us in paying my college tuition bill.
The proponents of this idea seem to have overlooked the fact that marijuana can be grown anywhere and the third world countries that are supposed to benefit from this trade will suffer. This is because they will lose their primary market. Saldever (2006) argues that small businesses that make money from selling marijuana will make more profits since majority of the cigarette smokers and alcohol users are quitting them. He adds that the tobacco and alcohol companies will have to put in more money in the advertisements to be able to capture their customers. This economic reason for supporting legalization of marijuana does not count when one looks at the big picture, this is because there is simply a trade off which means that there will be no overall increase in profits in the economy as a