Dispense No More
As recently as October the federal government shut down at 38 California dispensaries. If you don’t know what a dispensary is, it’s a store that can legally sell and distribute marijuana to patrons for medicinal purposes. One said dispensary that was shut down was frequented by the elderly. Since that dispensary has been closed many of those elderly patients have struggled to find another where they can legally purchase their medicinal marijuana.
To say the legalization of medicinal marijuana would benefit the U.S. economy is an understatement. Annually the government spends 42 billion dollars in its war on marijuana. Now what could we, the American people, do with 42 billion dollars. A lot of different stuff. Like hire more teachers, give the teachers already teaching a raise, health care to kids, and keep some after school programs. So we know how much the U.S. spends annually on the war on marijuana but how much the pot sellers make? It is estimated that pot sellers make 113 billion across the U.S. annually. So you take how much the U.S. would save by ending the war on pot, 42 billion annually, then add how much pot sellers make,113 billion annually, and what do you get? You get 155 billion dollars of extra money per year. Now if you do the math for ten years you can get a sizable amount of money that can help the U.S. economy. Of course my numbers are off a bit but, they’re close. I personally wouldn’t use marijuana but I think it could help the government and it would be one less thing to argue about in congress. So let’s legalize marijuana and put some extra money in the pockets of our U.S. government.