Look who wants to legalize

"Here's another issue where the economic conservatives and the religious right will not agree--legalization of marijuana," writes Ron Chusid. "From Forbes: 'At 92, [economist Milton] Friedman is revered as one of the great champions of free-market capitalism... [he] leads a list of more than 500 economists from around the U.S. who today will publicly endorse a Harvard University economist's report on the costs of marijuana prohibition and the potential revenue gains from the U.S. government instead legalizing it and taxing its sale. Ending prohibition enforcement would save $7.7 billion in combined state and federal spending, the report says, while taxation would yield up to $6.2 billion a year.'" (LightUpTheDarkness)

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