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  • Yes, well, sort of

    It does help the economy in the sense that money is being spent, which moves to another person who will spend that money, and it keeps circulating. With it being illegal in many areas though, it's production doesn't go to GDP calculation and it's not providing tax revenue for the government, so in that sense its not 'technically' helping the economy. Additionally, if the person chooses to not buy pot, they will instead spend their money on something else, which (if legal) will go towards GDP.

  • Yes, buying pot helps the economy.

    There is nothing fundamentally wrong with marijuana and it is actually less harmful for you than smoking tobacco or various alcoholic beverages. Since these things are sold and taxed they bring in profit to the economy and pot sales would do the same, helping the economy if it were legally available.

  • Yes, buying pot helps the economy.

    There is nothing fundamentally wrong with marijuana and it is actually less harmful for you than smoking tobacco or various alcoholic beverages. Since these things are sold and taxed they bring in profit to the economy and pot sales would do the same, helping the economy if it were legally available.

  • Buying Pot Does (or Could) Help the Economy

    Legalized marijuana could help the economy if it was taxed similarly to how some states have taxed cigarettes and alcohol. It is also helping found a new group of smaller business owners, possibly even some who may not have been legally employed and/or paid taxes on their earnings previously. And all of these things do not take into account the inevitable increases in consumption commonly associated with recreational marijuana use.

  • Yes, it could.

    For a variety of reasons, people are going to buy it regardless of if it is or is not legal. As such (much like with prostitution) the sensible thing to do is legalize, regulate and tax it. This would provide a boost to the economy from a pre-existing source of income exchange AND it would make it safer since the product would be regulated and grown in healthier conditions.

  • Yes, it could.

    For a variety of reasons, people are going to buy it regardless of if it is or is not legal. As such (much like with prostitution) the sensible thing to do is legalize, regulate and tax it. This would provide a boost to the economy from a pre-existing source of income exchange AND it would make it safer since the product would be regulated and grown in healthier conditions.

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