I think what’s at stake is the money involved in supplying the US with drugs. Out of curiosity, I wonder what would happen to Mexico if a legalized cultivation-for-personal-use law went into effect here, even with a two or three year sunset provision. Seems like it would knock the cartels for a loop, and free up law enforcement to crack down on meth and coke.
I am not sure what the effect would be. They are already responsible for a large percentage of the domestic outdoor grow operations in the western US.
Coke would be enough to fuel the narcoistas, I think. We’d have to legalize coke too. And we should. That and opium.
There’s no legitimate Federal authority for the Federal drug laws.