With the States legalizing recreational marijuana, and many other states having legalized medical marijuana now is the time for a full country wide legalization! States like Washington and Colorado have had “weed” legalized for some time now with no shown ill effects. In the year of 2014 Colorado brought in $3,002,000 in tax dollars just from legalizing marijuana. This money could go to building better schools, roads, or whatever else the state may need. Also, by legalizing marijuana it gets it off the streets and makes the buying process safer for individuals and the community. Not only do we have these benefits, but the actual cost of buying from a retail store has not increased the cost to the buyer which keeps legalization competitive with underground markets. Many presidential candidates have said that they will legalize at federal level, and rightly so!