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He defends this claim against a variety of objections, including the claims: that marijuana is unsafe, that marijuana cannot be adequately tested or produced as a drug, that the availability of synthetic THC makes marijuana superfluous, and especially that legalizing medical marijuana will increase recreational use by 'sending the wrong message.' He then goes on to argue that given the intransigent position of the federal government on this issue; state governments are justified in unilaterally legalizing medical marijuana as an act of civil
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Just like with any new law, legalizing marijuana will have to come fully equipped with guidelines and regulations to control it. The first control that needs to be in place would be an age restriction somewhat like the one in place for alcohol and tobacco. Making individuals wait until a certain age to be able to purchase drugs would allow them the time to outgrow the urges to do them in the first place. The government could also create drug use centers that can be used to teach the harms associated with using drugs. These centers can serve as new age coffee houses for drug users, forcing users to get off of the streets and out of the communities.