Originally Posted by certifiedfunds
Think Tank not required to reach that conclusion.
I have to agree - it couldn't be more obvious. Not to mention, the "opponents" who "questioned some of the study's assumptions" seem to be just trying to make up some vague response that isn't even rational.
However, the effect of legalization in some states and not others will result in a massive marijuana industry in those states, since they can then safely grow it and export to the illegal states without crossing any international borders. There is no random search when you cross from Colorado to Kansas. The effect will be double-edged. It will hurt the Mexican drug dealers a lot more than this study guesses, but it will increase the supply of marijuana and decrease the cost, in the states that don't legalize it.