The age-old propaganda against marijuana has been systematically debunked by new scientific research. The dangers associated with this plant are far-reaching, and the risk of psychosis and addiction is still a big problem, even after decades of research. Cannabis has been found to have no addictive properties, and it has never killed anyone. And, according to the National Academies of Sciences, it is essential for human survival post-Covid-19.
Cannabis is safer than alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. It can be beneficial to health, and legalization will free up government resources to do other things. In addition, legalizing marijuana would bring in much-needed tax revenue. The federal government estimates that it will earn $6.8 billion in excise taxes if we legalize marijuana. In addition, we can stop criminalizing users of this drug. It will also free up police resources to focus on real crimes.
The legalization of marijuana could save taxpayers billions of dollars. Not only would legalization make it more affordable, but it would also allow the government to tax it, which would increase government coffers. And, as a result, we’ll be able to use the money for the public good. As we’ve seen, prohibition has had devastating consequences for people and communities. Young people and minorities are disproportionately affected by marijuana prohibition, and even minor offenses can ruin a life. So, legalizing marijuana is the best way to end this persecution.
Many argue that marijuana should be legalized because of its health benefits. But, many others say that the drug is harmful to society. Those who are arrested for possession of marijuana can suffer from mental illness or a host of other ailments. And, while it’s not a cure-all, it’s safe to say that it’s not a cause for concern. In other words, the drug is harmless. But, it can cause a lot of problems. For example, it can lead to increased incarceration, and if it becomes legalized, the violent drug cartels will be crippled.
The costs of prohibition are staggering. It costs taxpayers a staggering $1.19 billion to $6.03 billion per year in legalization, including police, corrections, and prisons. But the benefits of legalization outweigh the cost of the illegal drug. If you’re a medical marijuana user, legalizing marijuana is the right decision. In addition, legalization will help curb the criminals.
The cost of prohibition is insane. We should tax cannabis and allocate the income to good causes. If legalized, we can prevent crime by reducing the number of people suffering from marijuana-related crimes. The criminalization of marijuana is ineffective at preventing youth from developing drug-related problems, but it’s still a major burden on society. The government should legalize marijuana as it’s a legitimate product and not be punished for its use.