In areas that have legalized marijuana, such as Colorado, have seen a huge boost in their revenue. Just in Colorado only, they got $2.4 billion dollars in marijuana sales. This allows Colorado to invest more money into their economy. They can fund their education system, which allows them to get better tools and such for their students. Due to legalization of cannabis, this will allow a total of 86 million dollars in the 2 years of legalization. Not only that but it created 18,000 full time jobs, and benefited the families that live in Colorado.
Marijuana is a great medical product, that has many benefits if used. Marijuana is taken to reduce the chance of many diseases, and prevent them from occurring. In a study done by Harvard Medical School, they found that marijuana is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety. So for those who feel like they carry the weight of the world on them, taking small doses of medical marijuana, advised from a doctor can be a great way to reduce their stress.
Other worse drugs such as, cigarettes, and alcohol, are legal, and they are worse than marijuana. In the past few years, marijuana has, and will continue to show that it is much safer than alcohol, and tobacco. Many drugs such as tobacco. caused over 435,000 deaths in 2016, alcohol caused 85,000, and prescription drugs caused 32,000 deaths. Marijuana, in its history of existence, has caused 0 deaths. This means, that a drug, that causes 0 deaths, and does not harm people, is illegal, and yet drugs such as tobacco, who causes half a million deaths, is widely legal. If we legalized weed, more people will resort to weed for relaxation which would result, in less deaths of many good people. We need to make changes in this country that benefit it and save the lives of many people, no kill them.
Several studies have shown that marijuana actually reduces the crime that occurs after it's legalization. In just Colorado, they found a 10% reduction in crime after the legalization of cannabis. A Colby College research, done by Arthur Huber III, Rebecca Newman and Daniel LaFave, linked Medical Marijuana to reduce property crime by 4-12%. Due to legalization bringing down unemployment rates that has also lead to a reduction in crime. Though it may seem like legalizing cannabis might have a negative effect on crime, it has shown nothing but success in states that have legalized it.
Legalizing marijuana will benefit the cops, allowing them to focus on other crimes. In 1999, marijuana put 600,000 people behind bars, and cost the tax payers a total of $1.2 billion dollars at the time. Legalizing marijuana will allow cops to focus on other worse crimes, and will also save money which will be able to go back into the police department, allowing to buy better equipment, and such. Marijuana has nothing but benefits, if it is legalized.