Marijuana is no more or less dangerous than nicotine or alcohol. In fact, alcohol in MORE dangerous in terms of deaths it has caused. Honestly, this is already a multi-billion dollar industry. There is no reason not to legalize it, it’s better to give in and make billions of dollars in new taxes from the sales, than to spend millions locking people up. This will help the problem that we have the highest number of an incarcerated population, most likely because of nonviolent drug crimes. Less people get put in prison for these crimes, more people there is in the work force, more productive our economy is going to be. I think legalizing this with heavy taxes will both put a huge boost to the government budget in certain areas and help avoid another recession just a little bit longer.