Are We Losing Out by Not Legalizing Marijuana? (Infographic)

Marijuana – whether medical or recreational – has a twisted and controversial history.

And history is constantly being rewritten, with new marijuana laws being proposed every year, seemingly. Being a finance website, we started thinking about the money side of things.

Pot proponents will tell you that there are plenty of financial benefits to the country, and as we found out, they might be right. There are billions of dollars at stake when it comes to legalizing marijuana, not to mention the reduced costs in enforcement of prohibition laws.

Check out the numbers below.

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