Legalization Of Marijuana On The Economy

1927 Words Apr 6th, 2015 8 Pages
Chelsea Ballew
Mr. Harrington
Writ 101, 72
31 March 2015

Legalization of Marijuana on the economy
If one were told that the United States had all of the answers to their economic issues growing within their country wouldn’t people take advantage of it? Even if the solution was currently considered as an illegal substance. George Shaw stated, “If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience. Mr. Shaw’s wisdom particularly applies to the current debate on the legalization of cannabis, and if it should be legal state or nationwide. The present-day prohibition on marijuana is not any different than the past prohibition on alcohol in the roaring 20’s. The legalization of marijuana, similar to alcohol not only means more money for the government, but also more revenue, jobs, and savings. The debate can be tough to follow with all of the political jargon. Americans must keep in mind that is substantial to find a solution to the lingering question, should marijuana be legalized? It is vital for the United States to end the expensive and uneconomical prohibition. Besides the infinite reasons for legalization such as ending panic over drugs, lowering crime rate and ending drug-related pollution there is one clear motive for legalization, the money. The Huffington Post reported “The government would save an estimated $13.7 billion on prohibition enforcement costs and tax revenue by legalizing marijuana.” How is it…
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