For a long time now, marijuana has been Illegal because of the negative view that society has against it. The society has a view that cannabis has no benefits. The society’s view toward cannabis is a contradiction because of the many benefits that cannabis has. For the numerous benefits of cannabis to be realized, the authorities should make the use free and legalize it. The article below outlines some of the major benefits that marijuana has and also the benefits that will be realized by its legalization.
The black market and reduction in crime rate is the first benefit of cannabis legalization. When cannabis is illegal, there are people who will always be having it in their possession where they get it is the black market. The crime rate will be increased because for the black market to have the marijuana that is illegal they must be networked with very many drug dealers who are connected with others from different places. When marijuana is legalized, the sellers will be licensed and will be paying taxes and thus there will be no need for the black market hence this cuts the ties with the drug dealers which in turn helps in reducing the crime rate. the legalization will also be beneficial as it will help earn the government revenue from the taxes paid by the sellers.
Legalization of marijuana will also be beneficial as there will be safety control and also improved quality. people tend to purchase the marijuana from dealer off the streets when it is not legal hence they are buying what they don’t know. When it is legal, the product will be standardized just like in the alcohol industry which will therefore help in reducing the risks hence increasing its safety. A lot of violence is witnessed on our streets when the marijuana is illegal because they fight over customers and prestige. This can be dealt away with when cannabis is legalized because there will be no need to fight when the customers will be free to buy the cannabis from any shop that sells it. From this, the police will be having an easy time and also our streets will always be safe.
The court and the police should be concentrating on more serious crimes than the use of marijuana. The police won’t be force fight illegal marijuana dealing when it is legalized thus giving them enough time to fight the other serious crimes. from the article above, you are able to know how the legalization of marijuana is beneficial and help in the fight to legalize it.