No argument from me, just refinement...'zooming out if you will'...
the 'main problem' is people who don't know "regulating" people who know more.
if the gubmit has a stated goal of public health as a priority ( ) then they'd study the plant & publish the findings while allowing unlimited, mostly unregulated use of cannabis.
no doubt what we have is actually a parasite that found a host but thought the host was vacant of other parties/forces. the old prohibition model is still profitable for silly law agencies in many places; without asset fortfeiture they had nothing. in the "legal" states it's simple arrogance from the political scene tied to their ignorance of "how things actually work"(because they likely never have, see Gavin Newsom).
it's also a multi-headed organism with well-meaning dummies in the mix too, just like the bigger picture/mess we live in. microscope people are likely overzealous in their own passions for accuracy. Bayer/Monsanto people have theirs.
when and if federal "legalization" occurs... then we can compare it to alcohol & predict the future. that example tells us what the "regulators" genuinely care most about and that is money.
an example by analogy might be helpful for us all.
imagine prostitution. if they tried their hand in that the black market would love them for it. happy ending!
or food & restraunts... you KNOW you'd be going to the house on the corner! it'd be like eating a Dali painting.
so while the voting public is mostly unserved by the laws, their common media & info sources worsen it further.
there is no black market for tomatos. not sure about wine but i'd bet the places like 'dry' counties/towns & reservations serve as further demonstration... where commonplace liquor goes WAAAY up in cash value.
i'm happy to see less folks in jail & paying fines for sure. a lot of gardens are ignored by the man. but at this rate i can only see their ill-planned "market" implode. just wait until the rest of the dummies & parasites all catch up & merge with the Canadian exchanges & multi-hundred-billion dollar transnation corps & their proxies buy up the whole game.
(damn this is depressing) hehehe
which is why we make & give seeds & OVERGROW.