The people of Louisiana were hit with brutal news earlier this month when Gov. John Bel Edwards announced budget cuts. Louisiana is approximately in a 900 million dollar deficit and we need solutions to pay off debt. Abby Haglage, a journalist for The Daily Beast, recently published an article regarding the legalization of weed in Louisiana. The reason Louisiana is exploring this idea is because they are trying to come up with ways to pay off the major debt. Seeing that Colorado raked in about 900 million dollars from recreational marijuana has “conservative pot prohibitionists” changing their minds. What really caught my attention about this article was the fact that the state who is notorious for its strict marijuana laws would be completely flip flopping to the other side of the spectrum. I think legalizing weed would be beneficial to Louisiana’s economy.