Legalize Recreational Cannabis
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legalizing recreational cannabis will reduce gangland crime, boost the economy, increase tourism and give the Irish people faith in the political system and their political leaders, as well as freeing up valuable time of the Garda Síochána so they can focus on more serious matters.
As well as the medical benefits of Cannabis there is also great economic benefits. In some places in Ireland currently on the black market a gram of Cannabis trades at 25 euro a gram where as gold on the stock market at the time of writing this trades at 47 euros a gram. Cannabis is over half the value of gold. The revenue brought to the economy of our country through the sale of regulated and taxed Cannabis will be equal to or greater than tobacco and alcohol sales without negative and costly side effects.
Legalizing Cannabis would do wonders to Ireland's global image and it would paint Ireland in a modern, progressive light. People around the world would admire Ireland's bravery on making this modern informed choice.
In 2015 the state of Colorado USA made $996,184,788 (almost a Billion) over a 12 month period of combined medical and recreational sales, not including the peripherals that a cannabis enthusiast may buy. It should also be noted that the state of Colorado has a population of 5.4 million people which is similar to the population of Ireland.
We think that the amount of revenue could greatly increase over time if legitimate tax paying regulated businesses were helped to grow.
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