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.
The pot that actor Martin Milner’s kids used came from a couple of bushes in my front yard in Southern California.
Growing quality plants is easy, the plant is very attractive, and the resulting pot has a long shelf life (years). Guys will grow all the free pot they want, and they will try to outdo each other, the nation will be saturated with free pot.
If one single tomato plant could give you all the tomatoes that you needed, and keep you high for the entire year, and tomatoes were heavily taxed like booze and cigarettes, then everyone would plant a tomato plant every year, and if they didn't, there would be plenty of surplus from friends and neighbors.