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Question #91404 posted on 07/30/2018 9:48 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Kirton McConkie recently released a thing about the possible Utah bill concerning Marijuana in which they cite "buyers remorse" of other states that legalize it. What are those buyer's remorses?

-FDA

A:

Dear FDA,

For anyone wondering, the Kirton McConkie memo FDA mentions can be found here.

The first thing that came to my mind when thinking about "buyer's remorse" in states with legalized marijuana is all the people who live in those states who complain about marijuana. It's not really scientific, but there are certainly people in states with legalized marijuana who complain about their neighbors smoking pot and worry that its legal status will increase usage rates. "Buyer's remorse" is a pretty nebulous term, but if they're using it just to mean that some people are unhappy, then it applies.

It can be hard to regulate the black market, so even after pot has been legalized, it's not necessarily all regulated by the government, which I suppose could be a problem.

Some people in states with legalized marijuana claim that it made homelessness worse, but according to Snopes that's probably not true. Also according to Snopes, though, it may have led to more fatal car crashes.

I guess people also worry that more children would be exposed to marijuana if it becomes legalized, especially because of pot-infused candy, brownies, and cookies, which often appeal to kids.

-Alta