The State of Washington finalized it is September 2015 evaluation report on legalized marijuana. You can download the report with the hyperlink beneath or open it up and study it appropriate right here.
Washington’s population: 7,062,000
Ohio’s population: 11,590,000
Washington’s gross sales June 2014 thru June 2015:
Health-related: $27 million
Non-health-related: $122.7 million
Non-health-related sales are for about 10 months, health-related sales for 12.
Their sales will almost certainly hit more than $200 million combined for 2015.
Not certain of the taxes collected but I’ll bet my life it is substantial.
For the time period of June 2014 thru 2015, in the State of Ohio, there had been almost certainly more than $200 million in weed sales.
Distinction among Washington and Ohio? Weed is illegal in Ohio!!
All the sales in Ohio are black industry money sales, no taxes paid with the dough, a single way or a further, ending up with severe crime syndicates laughing all the way to the bank as we stupidly continue the failed war on drugs.
Severe error: Classifying Cannabis as a Schedule I drug (as risky as heroin)?
80,000 persons die from alcohol every single year and numerous thousands of other people are impacted by the violence and stupidity of drinkers.
25,000 of them die from overdose!!!
It is not talked about significantly, alcohol overdoses. In reality, it is by no means talked about. Do we want to state the clear? In the US alone, alcohol sales in 2014 had been more than $211 BILLION DOLLARS. Yes, that is billions.
persons die from marijuana (overdoses or something else you can believe of) every single year (truly given that history started).
Does not it make sense to encourage persons to switch from alcohol to weed?
State of WashingtonI-502 Evaluation Program and Preliminary Report on Implementation of Marijuana LawsFINAL