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The legalization of marijuana has been questionable for many many years now but the government just seems to always decline I feel that marijuana should be legalized There are many reasons for and against legalization but the arguments for it outweigh the arguments against it I believe marijuana should be legalized for three main reasons Legalization will bring in much needed tax dollars it will free up prisons and their resources and it will save the US tons of money If marijuana is legalized it can be taxed by the federal government like alcohol and cigarettes are now If this is done not only will the government save millions of dollars on searching for marijuana the government will make billions of dollars off the sale of marijuana which can be used for drug education programs to help educate the youth of America In the United States all levels of government federal state and local authorities participate in the War on Drugs We currently spend billions of dollars every year to chase peaceful people who happen to like to get high These people get locked up in prison and the taxpayers have to foot the bill We have to pay for food housing health care attorney fees court costs and other expenses to lock these people up This is extremely expensive If you must know it costs taxpayers like you and me 42000 a year to keep just one criminal in jail Thats more than twice the amount citizens spend on sending their children to school Taxpayers only spend a dissapointing 13000 a year for public schooling We could save billions of dollars every year as a nation if we stop wasting money locking people up for having
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