Marijuana in the USA - level 1

Marijuana in the USA - level 1

16-01-2015 15:00

This news is about marijuana. You can buy it legally in two states in the USA. You can also buy sweets that have marijuana inside them.

This is a growing business. The governments control and tax it. People spend 400 million dollars in a year on marijuana. This is good for the economy.

Some people say that marijuana should not be legal. They are against it.

Difficult words: marijuana (a type of drug from a plant), legally (you can do something according to a law), tax (when you must pay money to a government for something).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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