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  1. Ron Paul Talks Sense on Economic things that matter | Defense of the Republic

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  2. Patrick Wood

    Complex and Simple Regulation and Advantages of Marijuana under Complex Regulation
    By: Patrick Ray Wood
    Before I begin let me define the two main terms I will be using and give my basic belief of what is classified as a drug.
    Simple regulation: Government or society in universally making an Item illegal to possess for the elimination of an item from society (Primary Form)
    Complex Regulation: Regulating an item not on the basis of illegalization but on the bases of laws of distribution and other aspects of private property laws, (I definitely not lawery) is complex regulation.
    My Belief: The base qualities of a drug are the abilities to alter the bio-chemical physiological process of the brain, (mental processes and automatic process.) Marijuana is a drug, it has the base qualities of a drug, drugs like cocaine, heroin, meth, advil, anti-depressants, alcohol, nicotine, and many other common drug store items. But like Advil, anti-depressants and other medicinal/psychotically prescribed medication it as a utility and like alcohol and cigarettes it is not harmful enough to society or to the individual to be designated as an illegal item. (To clarify an illegal item is an item that is absolutely harmful to society or the individual either physically and mentally)
    There are varying degrees of regulation, like laws of distribution of alcohol vs. the prohibition of alcohol. In order to regulate an item it is easiest to eliminated the need to regulate on a complex level (laws of distribution) by making the item illegal to possess. The simple regulation of an item is not a set of particular delegated regulations of an item but simple regulation is the general regulation of an item, mainly in the sense of the illegalization (elimination) of an item within a society. With simple regulation the prime means of regulation are controlled by the police state. Simple regulation is necessary if and only if the item in question is absolutely physically/mentally harmful to the individual or society like murder, rape, and stealing and many other unquestionable atrocities. The main problem of simple regulation of an item that is not absolutely harmful and is capable of being of utility for society or the individual is that it allows for complex regulation of an item but not through lawful means, drug cartels and black market. (Utility that can facilitate in the flourishing of the individual or society is main factor of an item within society because in its utility for furloughing, it is a need, and all needs in a capitalistic society are commoditized.)
    In the problem of illegalizing the drug of marijuana, since the regulation is confined to only the illegalization of an item in universal terms, the particular regulation of an item will be then controlled by the underground and not governed by any standard of law abiding rules. In simple regulation of an item like marijuana which is illegalized on the bases the it is a dangerous drug (harmful biochemical process in the brain) and can lead to other drugs the are even more dangerous, plus some may believe that it cannot be regulated (but more on that later), the regulation is limited to the role of only prohibiting access to the drug and use of the drug an any circumstance. While other drugs like cocaine, heroin, meth, they are by necessity restricted to simple regulation because already existing particular regulations disallow the manufacturing, distribution, or medical use of these drugs. The manufacturing and chemical process of making meth prohibited for use to all but the scientific community and science is not a business it is a study so the manufactures of the business world are restricted to the materials which the can use to make products either by health standards and business practices (distribution of a know drug that if used in small excess can kill or cause the pain of others), I In summery for brevity that the same can be said about cocaine and heroine.
    Concerning the black-market trade of marijuana (I guess, a billion dollar business) it can be avoided in that if marijuana was placed under complex regulation and thereby be legalized as a commodity (in the sense that marijuana is arguably useful and not absolutely harmful) the complex regulation from the black-market trade will be superseded by the more powerful governmental laws and restrictions. Restrictions and laws which are controlled by business and distribution laws, federal and state tax laws, and the FDA and Office of the Surgeon General. The Main point is the simple regulation of marijuana is a needless harm, if and only if marijuana offers a utility for the good of the individual and is not completely harmful it can be made into a producible (and more importantly taxable) commodities because it can be treated as a crop like cotton or rice in its means of a production and distribution. (The means of distribution and production of meth, cocaine and heroine cannot abide by the business laws that would govern them as a commodity)
    First let me try to explain the complex regulation of an item. Complex regulation is not limited to the regulation of an item, it does not allow for the simple regulation of the same item; while in simple regulation of an item on the terms of a certain party does in fact allow for another party to create complex regulations of the same item, (I.e. the black-market). For how can an item that is regulated through particular restrictions and laws also be regulated by the elimination of it. The main point of complex regulation is that it regulates from the perfected of a shared responsibility of regulation which is best accomplished the laws and restrictions decide by the society at all levels of government and more importantly the complex regulation of an item is the comodifying of and item because the desired end of complex regulation of an item is for the public use of the item and benefit of the item, (personally, socially, or economically in the capitalist sense).
    We will use alcohol and antidepressants as examples of items of regulation. In the regulation of alcohol (which was once simply regulated by prohibition, but more on this later) as it is now regulated, alcohol is not regulated in a direct way like simple regulation, but instead is regulated by the laws of distribution, business, safety, and federal (locally, stately, and federally regulation). Because alcohol is of a complex regulation it becomes a safe business commodity in that the public and citizens have been a part of every level of the regulation of alcohol through the local, federal, and state democratic processes of regulation (supposable)
    In reference to the complex regulation of pharmaceutical pills like anti-depressants (a drug that directly interferes with the chemical processes of the brain to create a desired effect), the regulation is complex because it involves federal committees like the FDA (and is supposedly governed by the Office of the Surgeon General) and therefore is supposed to have undergone proper scientific and health review that is supposed to declare it safe for the American public (I.e. will not kill the public or not cause arbitrary pain for the public.) Basically the main gist of the complex regulation of an item is that the means of its regulation are controlled and enforced through many arenas of government while simple regulation is limited to only one area of government, (the police state)
    My main argument is that marijuana is able to be an item of complex regulation and that to treat it as a simple regulation is to waste money on an item that is already complexly regulate by a black-market and thereby the government missing out on the profit of this market and suffering from the non regulated actions of the blackmarket, (drug war down south for example). The advantages of having marijuana under a complex regulation by the government as opposed to as it is now where the government controls and pays for the simple regulation while the blackmarket controls the complex regulation. It is for the economic good of America to legalize marijuana under complex regulation because it is a profitable commodity and can be taxed.
    I may send a better argument in the future this is kind of a spur of the moment Idea
    As Obama said “The Fierce Urgency of the Now”

    (I am writing this in hope that mainly it will be read and understood as a hopeful plan to help the economy and to be honest I hope that marijuana will be legalized and commoditized.)

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