The legalization of marijuana brings with it several economic and medical upsides. Yes, many Americans will enjoy it recreationally just like we do alcohol. The economic benefit of legalizing marijuana would create a new flow of cash to local, state, and federal programs. Allowing states to taxing marijuana sales is economically prudent. The medical benefits would allow individuals that suffer from pain or mental illness to find relief from a non-opioid drug. The legalization would have to include regulations and standards for the production and sale. It is time for the U.S to allow its citizens to have the freedom to enjoy marijuana.