Argument: Marijuana legalization will not succeed in regulating potency
- "Why Marijuana Should Remain Illegal". New York Times, Letter to the Editor. February 26, 1994 - "The writer then states that 'if the Government really believes that stronger varieties of marijuana are less desirable, then it has one more reason to support legalization. If cultivation of marijuana were legal, growers would not be pressed to produce the strongest possible product, and health authorities would be able to regulate its production and strength.'
- This logic doesn't hold up. Why would a marijuana abuser opt for a less potent drug when stronger varieties are available? As health regulators distributed the lesser drug, illegal growers would be pushing their higher potency marijuana."