But it wouldn't. If the united states was to legalize it and tax it at similar rates to tobacco and alcohol it is projected to bring in about 6.2 billion. Which is a ton of money, but when compared to how much is already being brought in, (2.1 trillion) 6.2 billion isn't a lot of money. (E.x. 2,106.2 vs 2,100 in billions of dollars) and it is even less when compared to the national debt, (14.4 trillion dollars)
how bout this:
Do you think people who use marijuana (medicinally or recreationally) should be considered to be criminals?
Do you think your tax dollars should be funding the notion that marijuana users are criminals? [Edited by dstates, 8/11/2011 5:36:00 PM]
[Edited by dstates, 8/11/2011 5:36:00 PM]
Rather this should be the question.
Do you think people who break the LAW should be considered criminals?
so black people who drank from "white only" fountains were criminals?
your question is bias to the situation as it is too general. there is a such thing as un-just laws.
[Edited by moderator dstates, 8/11/2011 10:48:06 PM]
A person who has committed a crime.
1. An action or omission that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and is punishable by law:
Note that the definition of a crime doesn't mention how just or un-just the law was.