"Legalization Of Marijuana" Pro Marijuana

Essay by camron420_69High School, 10th gradeA, March 2003

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Marijuana should be legalized to solve many of today's problems. These problems have gotten so out of hand that many extreme options are being considered to control or solve it. There seems to be no way to end the war against Marijuana other than to legalize it . The war on Marijuana doesn't seem to be accomplishing too much. Different options need to be considered. There have also been too many lies, misunderstandings and misinterpretations thrown at Marijuana.

Legalization is an option that hasn't gotten a chance but should be given one. Although many people feel that legalizing marijuana would increase the amount of use, marijuana should be legalized because it will reduce the great amounts of money spent on enforcement and it will increase our country's revenue. There are also many benefits that can be found to help people if legalization of marijuana is given a chance.

Legalizing marijuana would increase our economy's revenue. During alcohols prohibition, alcohol was still sold and used, but people were doing it illegally. Then the government took away the prohibition law and alcohol taxes were increased. The same thing should happen with Marijuana. Marijuana should be taxed heavily to increase our revenue. Marijuana would be made by the same people at pharmacy's, so the quality would be assured, containing no poisons or impurities. Then Marijuana could be taxed heavily because the users will be assured of "clean drugs."

Making Marijuana legal will reduce the great amounts of money spent on enforcement every year. Drug dealers and users are one step ahead on the enforcement process. If one drug lord is caught, another one will show up somewhere else. We can't defeat the dealers that way. Too much money is wasted on a cause that seems to have no end. So much...