Quite true. Of course, if these substances weren't illegal there would be no massive amounts of money involved.
The illegality creates the high prices.
I am continuously amazed at those who think CA agriculture could be saved by legalizing pot, as if a legal product would maintain the same high price. In actual fact, of course, pot as a legal commodity would quickly drop in price, as has every other farm product.
High price could be maintained by taxation, but set too high it would create a black market for untaxed dope and we're back to somewhere near where we started.
FRiend, do you want your babysitter or pharmacist to be legally doing pot? You can say you don’t know they’re not doing it now, but more than likely they aren’t because it’s illegal. Legalizing it just opens a Pandora’s Box of new problems. What’s next? I like LSD and you like meth arguments. The lawyers would love this. We either have standards or we don’t. This is one of them.