Legalization of marijuana would benefit law enforcement

October 7, 2016 — by David Fan

In the relatively affluent neighborhood of Saratoga, drugs, including marijuana are scary for most. However, the benefits of voting yes for Proposition 64 — to legalize recreational marijuana and hemp while establishing growing and purchasing taxes — has numerous benefits.

With the potential profit and other illegalities more worthy of the attention of law enforcement, Californians should legalize marijuana. If successful, the proposition will allow the government to utilize the new tax revenue to fund state programs, including law enforcement programs. After all, wouldn’t you be glad if your tax money went to expenditures more deserving than the enforcement of a pointless law?