Do you guys think these would be reasonable restrictions to impose on the sale and use of marijuana should it become legal? I've just recently thought of these in an attempt to persuade some people who may be on the fence about legalizing the drug:
1. The drug can only be sold in licensed dispensaries. It can also be grown, but there must be a certain limit(Don't know what it would be) in the number of plants, seeds, etc. in your possession.
2. Can only be sold to those age 18+(Or perhaps 21+. I prefer age 18, but whatever).
3. Knowingly and willingly giving marijuana to minors will result in incarceration and the levying of a fine($1,000 is probably sufficient).
4. Can't smoke the good stuff at restaurants, bars(Unless these bars are specifically for smoking marijuana), and certain other establishments. Smoking it at say, a park may be acceptable since there is open air to disperse the smoke.
5. Can't smoke in the presence of your child(ren).
6. Marijuana advertisements can't be shown on TV, but they can be shown elsewhere.
7. People who try to sell the drug outside of a dispensary may be fined. Perhaps repeated offenses will result in imprisonment. Merely trading or giving away weed won't be illegal, though. Kind of like prostitution being illegal while having sex for free isn't, lol.
8. With legalization comes the establishment of rehabilitation centers for anyone who needs to kick the habit of smoking weed. Shockingly, some people get addicted to this stuff, lol.
9. A sales tax will be levied on all sales of the drug. These sales will help fund the rehab centers.
These possible restrictions I conceived have the potential to alleviate some people's fears of legalizing the drug, even if these restrictions aren't 100% rational. I still believe they are mostly rational and still have enough appeal to withstand the most difficult anti-marijuana arguments out there.