Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

1360 Words Nov 10th, 2014 6 Pages
After the government’s continual failure to prohibit the use of marijuana, taxpayers are paying a huge price just to keep marijuana illegal. The government is beginning to work with the drug rather than work against it, turning a crime into a business. This “crime” might just be worth it. Due to many positive arguments in support of legalization, numerous states have legalized the use of medicinal marijuana. and are able to experience some of the economical benefits first hand. As citizens of the United States, it is our duty to make the necessary changes in order to improve our quality of living. This regulated industry is capable of drastically changing the state of our economy by creating more jobs, generating tax revenue, and eliminating unnecessary prohibition costs.
The legalization of marijuana will open a door to opportunity by providing thousands of jobs across the country. Many Americans are underemployed or unemployed, leaving them to struggle which becomes even more difficult when the state is financially failing as well. Through this industry, we can completely change the job market purely on the production of medicinal marijuana and industrial hemp. Both of these products are capable of providing a “greener” lifestyle that will benefit the economy. Nineteen states including the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., have legalized medicinal marijuana making many job listings available. For starters, a recommended physician would be required to prescribe the drug…

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