• 11.23.09

Getting High on Pot Profits, Man

The legalize marijuana movement sometimes seems to have a hard time, um, like what was I saying? Oh yeah, explaining their arguments for decriminalization, man. But don’t forget that there have been some fairly significant victories over the past month.

Pot Infographic

Perhaps the biggest breakthrough for the Free-Doobie Front, though, is that someone took the time to compile this cost-benefit chart for everything from arrest reduction statistics to the whopping $778 million that would be generated in weed tax revenue. Who needs to make a point with words these days? Just relax and check out the pretty pictures.


Full graphic at Urban Cartography.

About the author

Ben Paynter is a senior writer at Fast Company covering social impact, the future of philanthropy, and innovative food companies. His work has appeared in Wired, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the New York Times, among other places.