Potential Tax Revenue from Drug Legalization in the United States

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) states that if marijuana, cocaine and opium was legalized and taxed, then the United States Government could receive up to $77 Billion a year.

(Additional US crime data.)

Source: Patrik Jonsson, “Is war on drugs worth it? Maybe not, new FBI data suggest,” Christian Science Monitor, September 15, 2009.