Should Marijuana Be Legal?

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Larry Murray
Ms. Fingarson
English 11
March 9th, 2017 Junior Research Paper: Marijuana Should Be Legal.
According to world recognized American Scientist Carl Sagan “the illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insights , sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world”. These are just some of the benefits of Marijuana along with many others. All you have been taught about cannabis in your lifetime is the negatives but it is important to consider facts about the benefits if you would like to form your own opinion. The heavily scrutinized legalization of cannabis would have many benefits including an estimated 28 …show more content…

And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities, We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

Legal cannabis can benefit the U.S in many ways but most importantly is the financial support this plant could provide.According to in 2016 If all states legalized marijuana it would generate an estimated $28 billion dollars in tax revenue. That’s $28 billion that would be reinvested in programs such as medicare,medicaid and social security. Not only will cannabis drive down pharmaceutical premiums for many cancer patients it will also generate money to be put into healthcare and retirement plans creating a stronger more financially sound America. In addition to this, Legalizing Marijuana in all states would create jobs all over the country from legal Growers to front desk “Budtenders”.America can legalize a plant that would create economic growth and jobs but they choose to keep overcharging people for outdated pharmaceutical prescriptions and letting those big companies affect elections and influence politicians.Forbes writer Debra Borchardt states that The legal cannabis market was worth an estimated $7.2 billion in 2016 and is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of

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