Pot is a weed that doesn’t need any refining, once legal, it will be free and everywhere, no one will be paying tax.
Making a Marlboro, a Bourbon, a Beer is complicated and is meant to please the palate.
Growing tobacco is no more difficult than growing marijuana. In fact, it was so simple that even the Indians - who never even invented the WHEEL - could do it!
I don’t know a lot about growing pot, but what makes sense to me is that growing any crop incurs expense. Curing and selling also incurs expense (can you say hydroponic), much like the production and distribution of cigarettes or alchohol. The ingredidients of cigarettes and alchohol are natural in the beginning.
If you are talking about growing a few plants on your patio..do you think it would stop at that?
It would turn into large fields and Uncle Bob’s Pot Shop. It would be taxed. With many different flavors..maybe even menthol, lol.