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Reasons To Legalize Marijuana – The Rubin Report

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The Rubin Report, a comedy and politics panel show on The Young Turks Network, recently tackled the issue of marijuana prohibition. According to Jeffrey Miron, a senior lecturer at Harvard University, Marijuana prohibition now costs state and federal government as much as $20 billion a year.

Facts stated in the video:
— $8.7 billion would be saved on law enforcement, if legalized.
— $8.7 billion would be generated from taxes on marijuana, if legalized.
— Accounting for inflation, that would add up to about $20 billion in savings.
— The American Civil Liberties Union estimated that local governments spent $211 million on enforcing marijuana laws between 2000-2010.
— Around 750,000 people were arrested for marijuana related crimes in 2011. That’s one arrest ever 42 seconds.

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2 Comments

  1. Yea it would be nice for them to worry bout real bad things happeing out the not ol boy burning one to him self not hurtn anyone

  2. you forgot to mention the price will go down then everyone will be able to afford pot as a medicine and the police will have to chase real criminals

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