@BalzaSteel, I understand what you are getting at. Regulation for public safety. But I don't think it's for safety, safety is an excuse for tax profits. Cigarettes is a prime example, there is absolutely no disputing the fact that cigarettes kill people everyday. Yet the government doesn't stop tobacco use, it just keeps taxing it. They say they need the money to "educate", but the taxes go into general funds, not into education. Think about it, tobacco concentrates aka nicotine patches gum etc. is regulated and controlled by pharmaceutical companies.
Having it illegal to make concentrates at home will not stop people from making it, but it will increase tax profits. The pharmaceutical companies are the ones pushing for more regulation on cannabis. They know they can no longer stop it from being legal, so they need it regulated. They want it restricted so much that they will be the only ones who can afford to produce it.
The public is slowly moving away from smoking raw herb, oils and edibles are the future of cannabis. You can be sure, before the Feds approve it, big pharmaceutical will have major control over production. The pharmaceutical companies have been doing research on cannabis, trying to find compounds that they can say are unhealthy. Once this happens, they will patent the process of removing these compounds. Expect that all concentrates and edibles will be considered "medication". It will only be legal to produce and prescribe it under strict FDA guidelines written by big pharma.
I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt it.
@gardenartus, it sucks, but I think we will be lucky if weed gets regulated like alcohol. I expect it will be worse once the Feds approve it.