Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Essay

1741 Words Apr 19th, 2016 null Page
Herb. Pot. Grass. Weed. Whatever word you may use for it, Marijuana, is a very relevant and largely debated topic in our country. During this past election a lot of changes have been made on certain states’ stances on the use and sale of Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana. Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, and the District of Columbia all have legalized the use and sale of Recreational Marijuana, while several other states have legalized the use and sale of Medicinal Marijuana. After the legalization the benefits were seen instantaneously, such as bringing in tremendous amounts of revenue, to improving schools, to a drop in crime rate. After seeing the benefits that followed the legalization, I thought to myself, “why don’t we legalize it nationwide?” The United States should legalize the use and sale of Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana throughout the nation, because the economy would skyrocket, schools would benefit from the tax money, it would help many people with various diseases or sicknesses, it would lower the nations crime rate, and it would help to determine exactly which sicknesses and diseases it may benefit. Among all of the benefits of the legalization of Marijuana, arguably the most important is the money. The amount of revenue that legalization would bring in would be very substantial and improve every state incredibly. In Colorado as of August 2015 “Baca reports that the state has earned over $60 million dollars in marijuana tax revenue so far…

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