Argument: Marijuana ban actually incentivizes production of higher potencies
- "Legalizing Marijuana Would Allow Regulation of Its Potency". New York Times, Letter to the Editor. February 13, 1994 - "If stronger varieties of marijuana are more common than they were in the past, the Government has no one but itself to blame. Marijuana producers turned to stronger strains when increased enforcement made it impossible to bring in marijuana by the shipload or grow it by the acre, as in the 60's and early 70's. Serious interest in maximizing THC content began when the risk of detection forced producers to limit the number of plants they could grow."