Summary: The Benefits Of Legalizing Marijuana

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Why is Marijuana not legalized in every state of America? With all of the benefits that comes from Marijuana, the government chooses to keep it illegal in the majority of the United States; disregarding all of the benefits it will bring to the economy. Legalizing Marijuana will raise health benefits, increase money going into the economy, and reduce incarceration rates. Marijuana has tons of positive symptoms that people tend to overlook. In Thought Co’s article, “Reasons Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized”, author Tom Head hits on the topic of Marijuana being used for medical purposes. Diseases like diabetes, cancer, and chronic pain can be cured with the consumption of Marijuana. For most woman, during the time of their menstrual cycle they …show more content…
If it is sold in all of the states in America, it will bring more money into the economy. Marijuana sales would increase money going into the economy tremendously, because of the benefits it will bring to Americans. According to the article “10 Legit Reasons Why Weed Should be Legalized Right Now”, Colorado reached over $750 million legal weed sales in the first half of 2017. Those sales earned the states $116 million in tax revenue and licensing fees. Also, if the government legalizes Marijuana they would not have to spend funds on law enforcement doing drug bust dealing with Marijuana. In foreign countries, many people become addicted to hard drugs such as methadone. In Content Times article, “Drugs in Portrugal: Did decriminalization Work?”, the author’s research found that “In addition, the number of people on methadone and buprenorphine treatment for drug addiction rose to 14,877 from 6,040, after decriminalization, and money saved on enforcement allowed for increased funding of drug-free treatment as well.” if the government in America legalize the drug well known in other countries then it will raise more funds by not having to spend so much on law enforcement. Instead of illegal dealing of Marijuana , the government can regulate the sales of it and also make sure the plant is safe for consumers to use. The government can make sure the drug is not laced with any other substance and is sold in a safe

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