Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

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According to information collected by the drug policy alliance organization, it shows heavy financial spending “amount spent annually in the U.S. on the war on drugs: more than $51,000,000,000”. ? Have you ever been in trouble for smoking marijuana? Do you know someone that is in jail for possession of marijuana? This is an issue that has become prevalent in recent years. The whole country along with its citizen is divided on legalization of marijuana. ? How marijuana became illegal is by a tax act. The citizens that desired to consume marijuana had to pay a marijuana tax act. Most people didn’t pay the tax act and that led to prison time and hefty fines. A drug prohibition was initiated and targeting marijuana. Anslinger who is the commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotic had tried to eradicate marijuana with great prejudice. In 1952 nearly all states had established their own anti-narcotic laws. The legalization of Marijuana would yield revenue, make jails less crowed and slow cartel activity. If Nebraska would legalize marijuana, it would achieve revenue. There are only four states in the United States that have legalized it and have been making millions of dollars. According to author Seth Motel has discovered that “Four states – Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska – and the District of Columbia have passed measures to legalize marijuana use, while an additional 14 states have decriminalized certain amounts of marijuana possession”. A lot of businesses would…

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