Essay about Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

1751 Words Sep 15th, 2015 null Page
The United States has been in a state of economic decline and continues to face a growing national debt. Marijuana legalization could solve this issue. Legalizing cannabis seems inevitable as Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana and many other states have legalized medical marijuana and decriminalized possession of marijuana, despite cannabis being considered a Schedule I drug at the federal level. Some argue against its use and consider it dangerous, although this seems hypocritical as other more harmful drugs with little use and few health benefits, such as tobacco and alcohol, are legal. Several studies show numerous benefits and few disadvantages of legalizing cannabis, but is has remained illegal at a federal level. While some may argue that making cannabis legal has negative effects, marijuana legalization would have many beneficial economic, social, and health effects that are unobtainable while it remains illegal. Marijuana legalization would be a great opportunity for the United States to save money. As many know, the United States has an enormous amount of debt, which has put tax strains on those that cannot easily afford it. Any possible savings without huge repercussions are necessary to reduce the ever-growing deficit. The United States spends a massive amount of tax dollars on futile attempts to keep marijuana illegal, despite the benefits of its legalization. The cost of enforcing marijuana…

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