As well as cigarettes and alcohol, weed can create profit and help save tax dollars. Hemp, which is marijuana without the THC, can be used for building walls which will last 500 years . It can also make clothes and fuel. Hemp is also much safer for the environment. Legalizing marijuana according to Jeffrey Miron, an economics professor at Harvard University, would save the government $7.7 billion a year by removing law enforcement on marijuana related crime. Then, if the feds taxed marijuana at a rate comparable to cigarettes and alcohol, another $6.2 billion would come rolling in .
A recent Saperstein Associates poll of more than 1,000 Ohioans for The Dispatch found that legalizing medical marijuana was overwhelmingly favored, 63 percent to 37 percent, but making pot completely legal was opposed by a 21-point margin. A Youngstown Democrat representative Robert F. Hagan wants to give people the