The United States should legalize marijuana because as much as it is imported, the state might as well get taxes from it. If marijuana is illegal in the United States today and there are still people that continue to abuse the substance knowing that there is a risk that they can get fined or taken to jail, what’s to think that just because it becomes legal people will stop using it. If marijuana was legalized not only would buyers have to pay taxes on the substance but also the importers. Some how regardless the substance is being sold and used in our state daily, why not get our part in taxes? I also think it should be legalized so that we can monitor the age of buyers. I have heard about 12, 13 and 14 year old children using marijuana. Maybe if it is legalized with an age limit, there would not be as many adolescents using it.