Topic: The Effects of legalizing Ganja
Narrowed Focus: The Positive Effects of Legalizing Ganja on the economy of a named country. Thesis: Legalization of Ganja would result in benefits to the economy through reduced law enforcement costs, spin-off industries and new tax revenue in the United States. Topic
1. Reduced law enforcement costs
Legalization of Ganja would result in a boost in
the economy through reduced law enforcement
costs. 2. Spin-off industries
Another benefit of the legalization of
Ganja is the creation of numerous revenue
generating spin-off industries. 3. New tax revenue
Additionally, making Ganja legal would provide the
government with new tax revenue.
Introductory and Body Paragraph:
Ganja also called Marijuana is the most often used illegal drug in the United States. Legalization of Marijuana means that drug abuse would be treated as a medical one rather than a criminal one. The controversy surrounding the issue of legalizing marijuana is presently a major concern, for the both the citizens and government of the United States. In the United States, it is quite evident that the prohibitions cost on marijuana is economically unfeasible, when compared to the revenue that can be generated by legalizing marijuana. Although only two states have legalized marijuana for recreational use, those being Washington and Colorado, the growing consensus is that there is increasing support and demands for President Obama to legalize marijuana. Legalization of Ganja would result in benefits to the economy through reduced law enforcement costs, spin-off industries and new tax revenue in the United States.
Legalization of Ganja would result in a boost in the economy through reduced law enforcement costs. According to " Harvard University professor of economics, Jeffrey Miron, he's determined that legalizing Marijuana would save $7.7 billion annually in money spent on enforcing dope laws....
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