Should Marijuana Be Legalized? Essay

1646 Words Apr 26th, 2015 7 Pages
There are many things happening in the world today. More importantly, there are many things happening in the United States. There are debates and discussions going on twenty-four hours a day on how to make the United States of America a bigger, and better country. With many topics being thrown around in local, state, and national political offices, these topics can change very fast. One topic, however, has remained steady in these discussions. This subject is if the drug, Marijuana, should be legalized or stay in its current state. Legalizing marijuana would benefit the country with more tax revenue, it can be used in many medical circumstances, and create thousands of new jobs.
The talk of the amount of tax revenue Marijuana would bring in is prevalent, but most people do not know the shocking amount of money that can be made by legalizing this substance. According to the ArcView Group, who specializes in numerous statistics involving Marijuana and its ' market, Marijuana is the fastest growing market right now. It has grown 74 percent from 2013 to 2014. Marijuana 's legal market value is now $2.7 billion. The important word to pay attention to in the previous statistic is "legal". Marijuana is only legal for recreational use in Colorado, Washington, and most recently, Oregon and Alaska. It is also legal for medical use in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, Illinois, Michigan, Hawaii, California, Nevada, Minnesota, New York, Maryland,…

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