What should you pay for: legalization or prohibition?
There are only four states with completely legalized weed―Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Cannabis use also is legal in the District of Columbia. About 25 states have legal medical cannabis and/or decriminalized recreational marijuana. The rest of the states continue to prohibit both medical and recreational cannabis. And it costs them a lot of money.
Marijuana legalization, however, lets the authorities (both federal and local) use taxpayers’ money for the better purposes, including medical care, educational programs, etc. Moreover, if marijuana is legal at the federal level, it may give the nation a double advantage: save the money that would be spent within the marijuana prohibition program, and bring tax revenue from selling cannabis.