Well said. I will add that I’m 100% treating Marijuana as a medical drug, I just think it should be 100% legal for all who can legally buy cigarettes or alcohol.
Also while legal cannabis will indeed be a tax boon two fold. #1. People will prefer legal weed over the criminal stuff and #2: So much public money is wasted on chasing after pot smokers, growers, and smugglers.
Still be careful with taxing it, as if the legal stuff is SO much more expensive than the illegal stuff people will just continue to buy it on the black market, much like states who heavily tax cigarettes simply buy them illegally.
I personally think the push back against legalizing the stuff is the vestige of the baby boomer population. They may have smoked a TON of the stuff in the 60s, but they sure don’t want their kids or grand kids doing it….because that’s totally different!