$37,000,000,000. That’s how much money the government spends trying to rid drugs from America’s streets. Every. Single. Year. Source.
According to the White House, Americans spend over $100,000,000,000 on illicit drugs. Each year. Source.
That’s a lot of cheddar. This doesn’t even take into account the number of jobs that would be created producing the substances that people are consuming, nor does it take into consideration how many more people would consume them if they could do so without fear of being arrested.
Americans spent 100 Billion dollars on illicit substances in one year. Imagine if that was taxed. Imagine how much good could be done with the 37 billion dollars that would be saved by not trying to suppress what amounts to a bodily function.
So, why might we need to start legalizing drug use? Because of the numbers. According to the census bureau, the United States only has enough money to continue paying social security checks for another 10 years. This was an eventuality from the start. Social security, which is a Ponzi scheme (by definition – look it up if you don’t believe us) – won’t be able to pay our generation, let alone our children’s generation. This is going to be a dicey time for the government. They’ll be looking for new opportunities for tax revenue. Let’s hope they don’t try to get blood from a stone and realize that the only way to make it work is to legalize and tax a safe supply of drugs. Not that we hope it takes that long to get the change we need, but it’s one possibility.
Whatever happens, you can bet that something has to change. Let’s hope it’s the right thing.
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