Above is a clock showing how successful the War on Drugs has been YTD. We are spending $40 billion per year on the War on Drugs. Here are a couple of facts from the data above:
- Cost per arrest is $24,497
- Cost per non-marijuana arrest is $50,615
- Cost per person imprisoned is $3,767,706
Based upon the facts above, the legalization of marijuana would save taxpayers about $20 billion per year. If we allowed it to be taxed, it would generate a few billion in tax revenue.
Is the war on marijuana worth it? Can we afford to fight this war? I wonder what SSS thinks?