People were chewing cocaine leaves before it was a (high-end) product, and they were consuming it for it's energy and medicinal attributes. It shouldn't be wasted if gathered by law enforcement. It should be used to it's full potential, because it's a natural resource. Natural resources should always be considered important, and a leverage tool for commerce. Wouldn't cocaine combine with other substances to the point where people could use it as a (bio) chemical? Material Science? What does it mix well with? So I'm thinking rather than harm the farmers, buy their product and use it better. It's an important natural resource. Big pharma, get with the program. Dow chemical? Air products? What's it good for? I'm thinking it should be brought to the market as a commodity to help the farmers. The current refiners could multi-discipline by injecting material science jobs into their greenhouses to serve demand for new materials.