- Minors make up a good proportion of marijuana users. 24% nationwide, and as high as 40% in some states.
- Marijuana is not the only drug in use, and these other non-legal drugs would still be policed, just as they are today.
- The DEA still preforms sting operations for selling cigarettes to minors, they wouldn't miss a chance to do the same for any other regulated substance.
Unless marijuana is legally made available to children and is unregulated, a ‘black-market’ would still exist, as well as all of the corruption and crime that surrounds any illegal activity.
National KIDS COUNT Program. (2010). Marijuana use by age group (Percent) – 2008-2009. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies.. Retrieved from http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/acrossstates/Rankings.aspx?ind=40
Operation Counter Strike Aims to Halt Illegal Cigarette Sales to Minors. (2011, September 28). Fox News. Retrieved from http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/investigative/operation-counter-strike-aims-to-halt-illegal-cigarette-sales-to-minors-9-28-2011