Every year our state has to spend a large sum of money on supervising marijuana because it is illegal. But once Proposition 19 is passed, those marijuana offenders and drug traffickers will be innocent. “The measure could result in savings to the state and local governments by reducing the number of marijuana offenders incarcerated in state prisons and county jails, as well as the number placed under county probation or state parole supervision”(Brown 14). This could save California millions of dollars annually.
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.
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.
With the increase to the tax paying base the taxes could also be lowered or reallocated to the increase of the standard of living in Canada. With the increased education and standard of living Canada would become a better place to live. If the Canadian government was to decriminalize marijuana it would have a small effect on the groups of law enforcement or the Canadian economy but the legalization would greatly affect the whole country. It would decrease some of the budget drains while increasing the budget through taxes and tourism. The legalization of marijuana even has the potential of not only getting Canada out of debt but possibly making us one of the richest countries on the earth.
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?
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.
The result in this should end with a lower quantity demanded. As the price of drugs increase the quantity that a consumer is willing to buy should decrease. Barring the ability of accurate studies intuition and real world scenarios suggest that this is not the case. Some would even argue that media attention the war on drugs has demanded appeals to the rebellious streak of many young youths thus making the war on drugs a proponent of drug use. Surveys suggest that it is likely that drug use in youths has grown substantially since 1971.
Reducing Drug Trafficking in the United States Juanita Grice ENG 122 Shelley Lawyer 05/16/2011 Reducing Drug Trafficking in the United States The illegal import of drugs into the United States is a multi-billion dollar a year industry, all of the profit going to criminals, killers and dangerous organizations. If marijuana were legalized and regulated, the marijuana black market would be entirely eliminated and the immense expenditure on both the war on drugs and the sale of drugs could be turned to far more practical applications. While it would not only be used for medical reasons, marijuana should be legalized because it has medical purposes, it is less toxic then some of the drugs we use that are legal, and it could generate
Although the author does mention some statistics that show how much money would be saved if marijuana were to be legalized, the primary reason for the author wanting marijuana to be legalized seems to be for personal benefit and not the benefit of the economy or other people in general. Another thing that can be noted is that to the left of the article there is a gallery that highlights the Hollywood’s glamorization of marijuana and the many movies that contain scenes where it is being