Essay On Marijuana Legalization

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The legalization of marijuana is an important topic for today’s society because there are multiple uses for it. One is that cannabis can be used as medicine. It has been found to help treat people with a different range of health issues. Marijuana can also be used to bring in more money for the state by having the profits made go toward their government and provide more jobs to citizens. These jobs would involve the production of marijuana and distributing it. Also, legal weed may even be a way to get rid of a good amount of international drug trade. American marijuana distributers have been able to make their own unique strains which could help get rid of drug trade because there would be no more reason to bring in cannabis from other counties …show more content…

When a state on the US and Mexican border, the crime rate seemed to fall by thirteen percent on average. The crime rates have fallen because most of the marijuana consumed by people in the US, originates in Mexico, where there are seven major drug cartels that control most of the drug trade. “These laws allow local farmers to grow marijuana that can then be sold to dispensaries where it is sold legally. These growers are in direct competition with Mexican drug cartels that are smuggling the marijuana into the US. As a result, the cartels get much less business” (Doward). Major drug cartels, like the seven in Mexico, sell more than just weed. They sell other drugs like cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine across the border, marijuana is the largest drug market in the United States and is the one from which the drug cartels make the most profit off of. “When the effect on crime is so significant, it’s obviously better to regulate marijuana and allow people to pay taxes on it rather than make it illegal” (Downer). Now as states start to follow along with legalizing marijuana, the violent crime rate dealing with drugs will continue to

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