And I agree with you that there will always be a market for highly dangerous and instantly addictive drugs. You can’t stop stupid.
Im more concerned with the 85%, or whatever, users could be steered away from crack or meth, if they had a safe supply from some authorized dealer.
The illegal dealers will always be problematic, no matter what they do. However, we can reduce then to a more manageable number, they would be easier to contain.
I really do not think there are people in jail for 2 oz possession of mj....also, you need to think about how mj has changed over the years....sure, regulating it would make it “safer”....except for those mixing up more POWERFUL concoctions which is what would happen. The police around here are NOT happy with the legalization of mj...they see it as a gateway drug....start in gradeschool and go from there...legalizing won’t stop stupid, either.