The Verdict Is In: Marijuana Legalization Has Been A Success Story For States (Op-Ed)

April 03, 2024 by marijuanamoment.net

The Verdict Is In: Marijuana Legalization Has Been A Success Story For States (Op-Ed)

Decades after the legalization of marijuana in some states, the success of this policy compared to criminalization is evident. The regulated market has led to tax revenue, decreased arrests, and improved product safety. Data shows no increase in teen use or mental health issues. The legal market has also disrupted the illicit one. Public support for nationwide legalization is high. Legalization has proven more effective than prohibition, marking the end of outdated "canna-bigotry" policies after a history of failures. Paul Armentano from NORML highlights the positive impacts of ending cannabis prohibition.


18.30% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 48.7 million current smokers in United States 21.60% of men are current smokers but only 15.20% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR


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