Marijuana in California’s Future With the passing of Proposition 215, Californians started using Marijuana legally for medicinal purposes in 1996. Others have used Marijuana for years for recreational purposes, purchasing marijuana on the black market. Californians have always viewed marijuana more favorably than other states, the citizens of the golden state failed to legalize Marijuana in 2010 with Proposition 19. Nearly two years later, the State of California is still in shambles. Schools are closing, seniors and the disabled have all seen their benefits slashed, public servants are being laid off and our prisons are over flowing.
While the American government continues to reject the need to repeal prohibition on marijuana, the American people continue to suffer. The potential financial advantages of legalization are tremendous. Money and resources that are wasted on enforcement of current marijuana laws could easily be put to use in other much needed economic areas. Simply put, the desire of most Americans to enjoy marijuana's intoxicating "hi", combined with the numerous documented medicinal values, and the over 25,000 everyday products that can be made from the marijuana plant, and the vast amount of potential income from taxes, makes decriminalization and regulation by the federal government not just the right choice but the only choice. Since the Nixon administration
The July 9, 2008 online edition of Salem-News features Tim King's story on a proposed law that would legalize the sale of marijuana purchased in liquor stores. The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act would make marijuana legal and available in a controled retail environment, much like the sale of liquor. Supporters of this proposed law claim that the legalization of marijuana in Oregon would generate millions of tax dollars, whoch could save the state's current unstable economy. They say it would lower the statess tax burden while generating revenue that would be used for drug abuse education and treatment programs. Another good point is that the legalization of marijuana in Oregon could re-establish the use of industrial hemp, which is a productive
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
The marijuana industry has been slowly gaining acceptance, first through the medicinal benefits that has remained relatively small. However, now that Colorado has put recreational marijuana on the map; the growth potential of the industry may be limitless and is proving lucrative, for both the government and private industry. Colorado is taxing recreational marijuana at a rate of approximately 28%. Making it one of the heaviest taxed consumer products in Colorado. This has led to tax revenue of over 2 million dollars in the month of January 2014 alone.
When the tax prices were raised for cigarettes, the equilibrium price rose as well. However, when that occurs the quantity decrease. For the quantity to remain the same, the price need only rise slightly, however if it doubles over night, the quantity will decrease. Many may wonder where this tax money goes. The money from taxes on cigarettes goes to the state, and with this years tax increase the state will bring in $265 million tax dollars.
B. Legalizing Marijuana here in the United States will make both the US and Mexico a lot safer. It would stop the drug wars between both countries and will even save lives. It will stop the illegal smuggling of Marijuana into the United States. Legalizing Marijuana will also reduce how much money is spent on the borders and finding the drug. (Transition) So today I have talked to you about why Marijuana should be legalized here in the United
Decriminalizing marijuana to some could cause an increase in consumption since it is no longer under such harsh prohibition. Since the legalization in Colorado it has had an effect on the amount of trafficking between states since it isn’t widely legalized many people are trying to get there to buy it if they live within reason to the state. After its legalization just as alcohol it would be made much easier for this substance to fall into the wrong hands. Although it isn’t a substance that you could easily overdose on it is still something that needs to be kept away from persons not of age which with it being easier to access could raise some extra issues. The effects could really benefit greatly on the other hand as well though if the tax money can be directed towards the school teacher salaries would rise along with the overall production of school.
Second the aspect of legalizing marijuana for medicinal use helps with patients who suffer from cancer, glaucoma, and AIDS is undeniable. Finally, the cost of keeping marijuana illegal is outrageous. First our liberty is at stake. This country was set up by our fore fathers to be free and have the right to choose. I believe that most Americans want the right to choose whether or not to smoke marijuana.