Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

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Over the past decade the marijuana industry has grown traumatically. This notoriously famous illicit drug has grown to overcome its stereotypical label of a “gateway drug” and has become a medical breakthrough. Throughout the United States, states have become more acceptable to the use of marijuana by legalizing not only medically but for the first time in in the US, Colorado and the state of Washington legalized the recreational use of marijuana for in-state residents as well as out-of-state residents. State governments have placed an economical system and strict guidelines to ensure the proper handling of a new law. Although few states have legalized the drug American has not quite accepted it. There are numerous debates between experts and scientist referring to weed and it all comes down to one question. Is it bad for you? The United States should legalize marijuana everywhere, because it economically boosting when properly regulated, medical marijuana also has many personal health benefits, and lastly there have been many medical breakthroughs involving the use of cannabis. Over the years the United States was unsure of the profit kickback by legalizing cannabis because it has been illegal for recreation use. Experts began to estimate and assume that if America legalized Marijuana throughout all fifty states they could rake in nearly three billion dollars in tax revenue. (Ferner 2014) Just think about that, three billion dollars a year to just use the drug. That does…

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