• Kleiman: A “grow your own” system provides benefits over the “alcohol model”

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    A “grow your own” system might make marijuana legal but without exploding consumption rates. “Mark Kleiman.. parses the possibilities: “…A “grow-your-own” system with an unregulated market of small-scale producers has some attractive features, compared to the alcohol model: There won’t be any marketing executives using their ingenuity to create as many as possible of the chronic stoners who represent a small minority of marijuana users but account for most of the volume of marijuana consumed.” …As someone who broadly favors drug legalization, I hope that the Obama administration will de-prioritize enforcement of federal laws against cannabis distribution, rendering all this moot.  But if they don’t, it looks like I’ll at least have a cool public policy experiment to watch.” Megan McArdle at The Daily Beast

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