Yeah that would kill our economy
if you're caught with drugs in your possession, even if it's a small amount,
the authorities will take them from you, and you have to pay a fine.
(and if it happens to be more than 5 grams,
it's automatically considered trafficking, which is a crime.)
am i a criminal for parking my car on the sidewalk?
no, parking a car on the sidewalk doesn't constitute a crime.
but is it illegal to do so? yes, it is, 'cause the law says you can't.
so i'm breaking the law and have to pay a fine? yes.