I believe that marijuana should be decriminalized and could definitely be taxed by the state for profit. Marijuana is a very popular drug. The people who deal it make a great profit and the state could be regulating what goes into the marijuana to make it safer and reaping that reward instead.
the need for drug dealers on the streets would limit therefore making it much harder for the youth to get their hands on marijuana. Also, having rules and regulations will prevent the mixing of chemicals into the product, and lastly establishing small business throughout the country will benefit the country.