Home Pictures Marijuana Prohibition vs Legalization Costs 5 years ago 5 years ago Pictures Marijuana Prohibition vs Legalization Costs by halffoolpipe 5 years ago5 years ago The prohibition of marijuana costs the government $20 billion dollars a year…while Colorado have legalized and taxed it. Colorados apporach to cannabis has raised over $40 million dollars for new schools. Post PaginationPrevious PostPreviousNext PostNext Colorado, Legalization, Prohibition One Comment Reason: They get just about the same amount from big pharma lobbyists, and the money they spend on prohibition doesn’t cost them a dime. Conclusion: Neither the gov’t nor big pharma is interested in your health or education. Comments are closed.