Marijuana Enforcement: A Case Study

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The issue of marijuana enforcement was first addressed over one hundred years ago by the British Indian Hemp Drugs Commission. The commission concluded that cannabis prohibition was impractical, and that the best solution was to tax the drug to the greatest extent possible. This statement was released after years of failed attempts to prohibit marijuana, and successful attempts to generate revenue by taxing the crop. By analyzing myriads of research I was able to determine approximately how the economy would be affected on several different issues. Some figures that would be affected are: employment, the demand for marijuana, taxation rates and potential government revenue, incarceration and enforcement costs, and social issues such as rehabilitation
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