In Slovenia marihuana is on the list of illegal drugs. A lot of people are trying to get evidence, that the substance is not hurtful, more so, it's effects are positive for human health. Because the drug have become more and more trending, interesting and even discriminatory topic, I have decided to research, how would the legalization of the substance effect on government financial viewpoint in Republic of Slovenia, for my diploma.
For my research I have used descriptive method, as I have analyzed previous researches and statistical information on the legalization of marihuana. I was interested about how in countries, where the drug is already legalized, it's effects on the budget of the state. I have also included data based on tax incomes in Slovenia and how much is the value of the drug. With the help of this data, I have predicted how the legalization of marihuana would effect on states budget.
Based on my research I can confirm both of my hypotheses. In other countries, where marihuana is legal, the data has shown, that it has positive changes both on the market and on its production, which equals in more money in the state’s budget.
In Slovenia, there are a lot of users and with it comes inquire about already good development of black market, which is the only way the users can get marihuana. With the legalization, the illegal dealing and criminal that comes with it would stop or at least be limited. There would be increased supervision on its production and wholesale, even on its users. The main point I want to make is that with the increased supervision, there would be more high quality marihuana on the market.