Widely available marijuana that gets you just a little high would be pretty safe and soak up most American demand for the product. With a mediocre legal product, most people would not have enough incentive to jump into the illegal market. This would keep our citizens law-abiding, cut the illegal market off at the knees, and likely keep people from harder drugs (a big reason why marijuana is a gateway is that you're already breaking the law and know a dealer). We would save money on law enforcement and add to the economy and tax revenues.
A strain of marijuana has already been created that provides medicinal benefits but doesn't get you high. It is very possible to create regulated strains of marijuana at controlled levels of psychoactive strength.
What do you think?
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