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.
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).
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. 17, 1998) I agree with him because legalizing drugs such as crack cocaine does a lot of damage to the body and people tend to go overboard in using the drug. For people who shoot up with needles there will be a lot more health risks and a vast spread of diseases. It is already hard to afford medical help this will not help the
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?
Decriminalization and Legalization of Marijuana By: Nicholas J. Howerton Possession of a small amount of marijuana should not only be decriminalized but legalized for a multitude of reasons. First the decriminalization of marijuana would reduce the overcrowding in our courts and give much needed relief to a strained police force. Plus the legalization of marijuana would open a whole new job market. The positive impact on the Canadian economy would increase the standard of living across the country. 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.
Phil Lucero Shearer English 101 24 November 2012 Legalize It, Don't Criticize It Marijuana is one of the most widely used substances in the United States, third only to alcohol and nicotine. It is a plant that is capable of creating a billion dollar industry, providing jobs for many, and earning money for the federal government. Unfortunately it is illegal to grow or possess Marijuana in the United States, and because of this, the federal government has spent a substantial amount of money in an attempt to police the crime associated with its illegality. Marijuana should be legal in the United States as its legalization would create jobs, provide revenue for the government, reduce crime, and end an expensive and ineffective
This ultimately effects many people in the United States even if they do not live in those states. People that live in neighboring states could simply jump the state border to smoke marijuana and it would be completely legal. Much tourism has been brought to these two states just since the legalization of marijuana. Legalizing the drug nation wide would bring tourism to all of America and would help boost the economy. Legalizing marijuana throughout the country would bring less “crime” as well.
Many believe marijuana is a stress reliever and a way to forget all their problems, but if one would realize the actual effects and the difficulty to be able to “cut back” on smoking/eating it, the drug lobby would not be trying so hard to con voters into believing marijuana is completely safe. To face this problem the organized participation of society is required through actions that put the health of individuals and communities before other interests. Including being worried about the number of marijuana consumers among children and adolescents in the world, and particularly worried about the age decreasing for first timers. More importantly get closer to decision makers and ask them to develop well-balanced national policies for supply reduction and demand reduction by initiating prevention programs, and offering rehabilitation as means too face this social phenomenon society calls the drug
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.