New taxes and new jobs will generate additional revenue
Very recently, Washington state legalized marijuana as a recreational drug that the people of our state can enjoy if they are over the age of 21 [“The growing pains of marijuana legalization,” Opinion, Dec. 11].
But this isn’t just the stoners of our state to get their way, recreational marijuana is a great way to help Washington’s economy in this tough time.
With the new product we also see new taxes that come along with it. These taxes that the state would not have had before can be put to use in our education system that needs the extra money. Along with the new tax helping what our state funds, the new product of recreational marijuana will also open up new jobs in our state. With any new business also comes new jobs.
It is no secret that it is hard to find a job these days, and with our state legalizing marijuana there will be a whole new job market open. Even if you do not believe that marijuana should be legal in our state, you can’t overlook the fact that this new product will greatly help Washington’s economy.
— Connor Lynn Hargrave, Edmonds