I'm sorry, I'm not devaluing your experience or opinion (which I see is from 3 years ago, so maybe you feel differently currently), but to set the record straight, this entire post is straight up just not true...
As far as addiction, it has been proven many times in the minds and experiences of many, many individuals that cannabis is not physically addictive and is no more mentally addictive than someone who cannot stop eating certain foods, or goes to the gym....too much. Some people have fixations and chemical imbalances (dopamine, serotonin) that cause them to react to such substances or neurochemical experiences with poor impulse control, but that doesn't make the substances themselves, in fact, addictive.
As far as "amateur drug labs", petrochemicals are what many people use on their lawns (MiracleGrow), and in that same way, much of the cannabis grown is in fact grown with chemical fertilization and sometimes with plant growth regulators as well, and this is a big problem. This is primarily chosen as a method by individuals that do not understand the benefits of organic gardening in general, or those who do, but discard them in ignorant attempts to create more money (The Monsanto way, or maximize yield, as you said). Even so, you certainly wouldn't call a guy who doesn't think twice about mixing some Miracle Grow into his tomato plants' out back, a "drug lab operator". That's ridiculous.
^^ This is not a "drug lab"
It's unfortunate that after World War 2, there was nothing to do with all the chemical warfare elements that had been manufactured, and so the petro/agrochemical industry was born and the food system hit a sharp slide into being really, really screwed up. Cannabis growing techniques were, not surprisingly, affected as well.
Since I joined it in 2008, the medical cannabis community in California has been shifting rapidly towards organically grown cannabis being preferred and identified as the highest quality, and in 2013 there is a large part of the community that is only partaking of organic cannabis and would absolutely only recommend organically grown cannabis for any health related use. These are usually health conscious individuals in general, who also are eating organic food and working towards taking care of their bodies and minds in general. You know, people who would choose a smaller organic tomato with a spot on it over a huge, conventional, plastic-looking tomato.
It is up to each individual, like all things in life, to help curate and create quality and positivity in whatever endeavors they work on. For example, Mandala Seeds breeds organic, land race genetics of cannabis, and recommends the ideals ways to fertilize naturally and organically (i.e. not at all really, by using proper soil, like nature would), while maintaining practices to minimize any ecological effects. People can learn more about it here if they are interested in really innerstanding this concept: http://www.mandalaseeds.com/About-Us
So for real, telling people modern cannabis is the equivalent to crack cocaine is just not truth, even if it's grown with petrochemicals and growth regulators, it's gross, but still not equivalent. I feel this plant may have an important role in reality after humans stop digging oil out of the Earth's veins and realize we can make hemp fuel all day, sustainably. Current legalization efforts are promising, if flawed.
See this chart for more detailed info on why legalization is better than lack of legalization at this point, IMO:
Wholeness and Balance vibrations to you Zero, and everyone else experiencing and learning about this very interesting and incredible plant. I know quite a bit about it, but am very interested in learning much more about it's energetic significance and role in humanity's journey.