Should Government be marketing pot potency, or pot knowledge and wisdom?
The Chicago Tribune – AP – Star Tribune article titled: Should States set pot policy by its potency? Some say yes, contained this following statements.
“Cannabis concentrates sold in Colorado’s legal market average about 69% THC, and some top 90%, according to state reports.”
“Opponents argue that THC limits could drive people to buy illegally, and amount to beginning to ban pot again over a concern that critics see as overblown.”
“Some studies have linked high-THC pot, especially when used daily, with the likelihood of psychosis and certain other mental health problems. But there is debate over whether one causes the other.”
The Purpose of This Post
To relate ancient proverbs to what has become a riddle of Governments Role in the USA in regards to marketing pot?
The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: 2 To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, 3 to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; 4 to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth – 5 Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, 6 to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles.
What’s My Point?
If you discern the article information and have had any marketing courses or experience, you will readily recognize that what the article topic is whether to meet or exceed a competitor’s quality in order to maintain or grow your market and profit.
The original intent government entered the pot business was to eliminate illegal sellers of pot and instead tax pot to add for the government to profit instead. In Illinois the voter referendum to survey voters on government legalizing pot read as follows:
“In the event marijuana is legalized, should the city of Chicago appropriate revenue from the sale of marijuana to increase funding for Chicago Public Schools and for mental health services?”
How much was actually appropriated after the legislators voted for legalized marijuana was approved by Illinois legislators?
Illinois HB 1438 Revenue Distribution
2% to public education and safety campaigns
Legalizing recreational marijuana original purpose has turned out to be profitable for the State mainly because of this following statement in another Chicago Tribune article titled: Marijuana by the numbers is 420, the unofficial high holiday, turns 50.
“Nearly one-fourth of cannabis users said they tried it for the first time within the past year, according to the YouGov study.
My point is anyone who understands the cumulative effects of math knows that if one-fourth of users never tried it before, the market growth and use will increase significantly more over time. That is unless government changes to return to what the original voter referendum stated as its purpose.
“To be used for public school education and mental health service which sadly only 2 percent was allocated by Illinois to use after the next voter referendum passed in Illinois.
In My Opinion
The Government funded CDC; Center for Disease Control warns people not to use marijuana for recreational purposes because THC health effects.
While at the same time the State of Illinois is considering adding THC potency so as not to lose market share to mainly illegal sellers who sell at less cost that government added taxes.
Would it be wise to use the entire number of profits instead of only 2 percent to fund public education and mental health services which can only increase according to the CDC Because, as the significant number of users become more addicted to THC may likely bridge into use of even more potent recreational drug uses of cocaine, fentanyl, opium, etc., etc.,
Should government role be to market more or less problems in society that we now are reading in the news every day?
Should the answer be a riddle for our legislators who apparently never were s taught the above proverbs when they attended public schools and taught not to abide by lie on the questions posed on voter referendums of which many voters chose to approve?
Should it be a riddle for our Legislators to not understand that as the pot use market grows cumulatively in the future, the costs to treat drug addiction and mental health services will also grow for users?
Should potential pot users ask their doctor for his professional advice before they use pot for recreational purposes, because there are no riddles when it comes to medical sciences how to best prevent drug addiction?
Read the articles and previous posts on the issue of marijuana in the Source Links below.
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Chicago Tribune Articles
CDC Health Effects of Marijuana
Proverbs – Wisdom and Folly
Marijuana Paradise Referendum