The legalization of marijuana by some states certainly has had an effect in the United States, especially when it comes to its medicinal use. Federal legalization of the drug could increase those positive effects as well. While the medical benefits of marijuana legalization are a strong argument, we believe there is an even better but rarely used argument in favor of its legalization. Marijuana legalization would increase border security and limit the power of the Mexican drug cartels.
In honor of 4/20, we thought it would be appropriate to share some statistics of the effect the War on Drugs has had in the United States. The War began in President Nixon's era and is still being waged today.