The legalization of weed has kicked off all over the world, with more and more countries continuing to legalize it. This has in turn led to very many weed growers and sellers to run all the way to the bank, as this has increased its demand and sales. Although weed has been legalized in many states, it is important to note that the sale of the commodity is still being regulated. This is in an attempt to curtail the market from being abused by scammers and weed peddlers. This article therefore will focus on the regulations that have been put in place, so as to regulate the sale of weed Below are some of the ways of regulating recreational weed for a better society.
Restriction of Age
Due to none-regulation of weed in many countries, the sale of weed has been happening to each and everyone who comes knocking at the door. However, this can be curtailed with the introduction of age restrictions, so as to ensure that children never get to use weed. Children are people who cannot make well thought out decisions on their own, and therefore, they can never determine the right decision of whether to consume weed or not. Only grownups would be allowed to buy the weed , as they can make informed decisions as they are authors of their life. Therefore, the age restriction of buying weed ought to be 21 years and above.
Taxation of the sector
Another way that recreational weed can be regulated is by taxing the users of the same and the sellers. This will in turn increase the prices of recreational weed making it hard for people to afford. This will go a long way in ensuring adolescents never abuse the drug as they will have no money to buy the same. This will in turn make sure that recreational weed is not misused, abused or even overused. In addition to regulating the use of weed in the sector, raising taxing the sale of weed will in addition add revenue collection to the state, which they can then use for development.
Another path that one can take when regulating the recreational weed is putting warning signs on the packages of the drug, of the dangers that the poses to the users health. This will in turn educate the users on what they are getting themselves to. In addition, this will go a long way in helping people to desist using weed and thus regulating its consumption. This will not only change the attitude of weed users toward the drug but also their behaviour. This will help people to stop overusing the drug and thus regulating the sector.