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In recent years, 26 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in varying degrees
* Arrest costs based on report by State Office of Narcotics and Drug Abuse to the Cal. legislature "A First Report of the Impact of California's New Marijuana Law" (1977), adjusted for inflation.

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25/10/2017 · A man holds up a joint during a rally to support the legalization of marijuana on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, …
Extrapolating these figures to a legal marijuana market with 25% - 35% as much retail sales, one might expect $12 -$18 billion in total economic activity, with 60,000 to 110,000 jobs, and $2.5 to $3.5 billion in legal wages, which would generate additional income and business taxes for the state. With California taking the lead in marijuana legalization, especially strong spinoff benefits could be expected. For instance, Amsterdam-style coffeehouses would create jobs and be a magnet for tourism.

 

State Marijuana Laws in 2018 Map - Governing

State Marijuana Laws in 2018 Map Thirty states and the District of Columbia currently have laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form.
Marijuana Legalization Could Yield California Taxpayers
Over $1.2 Billion Per Year
Additional Spinoff Benefits Up To $12 -$18 Billion

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While California struggles to address the state's swelling budget deficit, the legalization of marijuana looms as an attractive way of raising revenue for the state.


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* Arrest costs based on report by State Office of Narcotics and Drug Abuse to the Cal. legislature "A First Report of the Impact of California's New Marijuana Law" (1977), adjusted for inflation.