Marijuana legalization is dangerous. It will make us a threat to our government. Or so we are told.
But according to Jeffrey Miron, Harvard University, it costs close to $20 billion annually to outlaw marijuana. The country could not only save that by ending marijuana prohibition, but could also reduce prisoner populations, which are alarming and climbing : 1.5 million in China, 2 million in the US.There has been an 80% increase in US federal prisoners since 1970, caused by mandatory sentencing laws, not higher crime rates.