You know, that's an excellent question. I've heard a lot from other committee members about the need to decriminalize marijuana possession, marijuana use, and I think that's very important. What we don't want to do, because we know it's a failure, is to arrest users, arrest those who are in possession of cannabis and send them off to jail or give them criminal records. That doesn't help anybody and it's a waste of effort, it's a waste of time and money, and it also creates bad consequences down the road.
On the other hand, there are ways in which the judicial system can be used as leverage to get people into treatment. For underage users, I think there is a tremendous opportunity not to arrest them or give them a criminal record or throw them in jail, but somehow to use their possession of marijuana to have them evaluated, to have them meet one-on-one with a physician, social worker or other health professional who can really figure out where on the spectrum the youth falls and determine the appropriate next steps, which could be anything from advice and guidance all the way to more formal treatment for cannabis use disorder.