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Marijuana crops outdo most

Holly Whittaker Updated: 01/03/2013 @ 4:47pm

Cannabis is America's Number 1 Cash Crop

By Mark Wunder | October 30, 2012 21:54:18 PM CDTCannabis Top Crop in America

Between the 15 states (and the District of Columbia) that allow the use of medical marijuana, over $40 billion is raked in annually in the production and distribution of this valuable medication. While the government claims that marijuana is a Schedule I substance, meaning it has no medicinal value, the feds have been contradicted by numerous accurate studies proving the medicinal value of cannabis. The following will show exactly why marijuana needs to be legalized, if for no other reason than to help get our beloved country out of debt.

In the United States alone, there are an estimated 60 million outdoor cannabis plants growing, and 12 million are grown indoors. As stated previously, these crops bring in over $40 billion annually. Just imagine if our government were to legalize the use and cultivation of cannabis. Fields of cannabis could be grown to make hemp paper and thus cut down on deforestation. While there are many benefits to legalizing cannabis, it is likely not soon to happen unless our government drastically changes its stance on cannabis.

Revenue generated from medical marijuana sales greatly exceed that of corn, wheat, barley, tobacco, grapes, oranges, cotton, all other vegetables, and hay. It’s currently exalted as the nation’s top cash crop, and this does not include all the illegal sales of marijuana that occur daily.

These statistics simply go to show that legalization of cannabis is cardinal to America progressing as a thriving and flourishing nation. The revenue generated in the states and territories that allow medical marijuana largely contribute to the continued success of those states.

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