Next Legalize Marijuana, yes or no.? I have found that those who oppose the legalization of Marijuana typically have a weak argument. If you do not i would be interested in hearing it.
Messenger It is one thing for a jurisdiction to decide that it no longer supports the prohibition of cannabis; it is another to figure out how to establish and regulate a legal cannabis market. Uruguay became the first nation to Legalize weed yes or no the drug in but is still working on the full set of rules that will govern production, distribution, and use.
Policymakers in Colorado and Washington State, which recently repealed cannabis prohibition, are also grappling with how to do this as other jurisdictions seriously discuss legalisation. However, many of the details about how to regulate these newly legal markets — determining the number of growers, distributors, and retailers; licensing qualifications; product limitations; quality requirements; and marketing restrictions — are left to government agencies with little guidance on how to do it.
To inform these discussions we recently published an article which looked at the lessons from the alcohol and tobacco industry. Our goal was not to address whether cannabis legalisation is a good or bad idea but to help policymakers understand the decisions they face and experiences from the regulation of other substances.
The start of any truly honest discussion about how to regulate cannabis markets must start with clear objectives and goals. How these markets are opened can be as important as the decision to legalise cannabis.
Knowing which lessons to take away from evidence on alcohol and tobacco regulation very much depends on what these objectives are. Objectives might focus on public health, public safety, personal liberty, restorative justice, maximising revenue, or some combination.
Supporters and critics unite We can start with the premise that many reformers as well as those opposed to legalisation share a common set of public health objectives: The last of these is somewhat controversial, since concurrent use could also reduce alcohol consumption and some of the consequences associated with heavy drinking.
But given the research that suggests that concurrent use may also increase traffic crashes and other health harms, it seems appropriate, at least initially, to seek to minimise using them together.
For jurisdictions focused on these five public health objectives there are many lessons to be learned from our experiences with regulating alcohol and tobacco. There is a large amount of alcohol and tobacco literature demonstrating that consumption and its harms can be reduced by keeping prices artificially high, through taxation for example.
After legalisation, we would expect the cost of producing and distributing cannabis to drop as suppliers no longer have to be compensated for their risk and can take advantage of increasing returns to scale.
One of the most effective tools for preventing a large drop in retail prices is to create a government-run monopoly. Where this is not possible, regulations can be imposed that create market inefficiencies, such as prohibiting outside production or large greenhouses.
Similarly, licenses can be restricted to ensure limited competition with high fees. Additional production or product requirements can inflate prices, and of course there is the option of excise taxes. Some of these options — such as requirements to product test and label cannabis products — would have additional benefits like protecting consumers from unwanted contaminants.
There also appear to be advantages, at least initially, to limiting the number and type of products that can be sold. Both the alcohol and tobacco industry have been innovative in developing new products that appeal to young users.
Examples include candy and gum cigarettes, alcohol pops, and wine coolers. High potency cannabis products place users at greater risk of dependence, drugged driving, and other harms if used inappropriately.Mar 15, · Consumption of legal weed will not be allowed in public spaces or workplaces and should be confined to private residences, Naqvi said.
However, he said the government will explore the possibility of allowing marijuana-licensed establishments in the future. Sep 21, · While Canada has had a legal framework for medical marijuana for years and the country is preparing to legalize cannabis for recreational use next month, the drug’s legal status south of the border is murky.
Marijuana should be legalized because it would save and make the government millions, alcohol and cigarettes are legal and they are way worse than marijuana so what are we waiting for legalize it! Anonymous says T Aug 03, · It definitely does. Speaking purely anecdotally, it makes me way more patient, relaxed, and able to focus on one thing at a time.
Normally, my brain is always going going going and I need to be doing multiple things at once. “Illinois has no other option but to legalize marijuana in order to solve the horrible budget problems,” he said.
“It is a tough decision that Illinois has to make soon in order to resolve. Sep 16, · On balance, the proposition deserves a "yes" vote. It is ultimately better for public health, for law and order and for society if marijuana is a legal, regulated and controlled product for adults.