“Nevada gambling regulators have warned that marijuana violates federal law.”
Actually, our Supreme Court (and other areas of our judicial branch) have violated federal law — repeatedly and unapologetically, clearly according to the public record combined with the whole truth and nothing but.
Supremely judicially concluding that the Commerce Clause (i.e. “To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes”) allows Congress to ban (not regulate) activities surrounding certain drug use (e.g. holding a certain plant in an American hand) — instead of upholding the Ninth Amendment with the Supremacy Clause — is facially abhorrently corrupt, and sets an extremely dangerous legal precedent (e.g. your thought activity, which literally determines all of your buying and selling decisions, always rationally has a substantial effect on commerce — the newly and purely judicially, so illegally, established criteria for Commerce Clause application — critically noting the ability to remotely control your thoughts is progressing concernedly these days in technological circles).
“…marijuana’s safety has not been demonstrated through the federal regulatory process.”
Witness (if not painfully experience) how far our nation has fallen from the very moment the self-evident and unalienable right to liberty (righteously established to prevent law abuse) came to be.
Responsible freedom and bravery is what strengthens society, as “We the people” have witnessed through historical vision, but with outrageous limits forming a national friction of persecution on pathetic grounds of skin color, gender, sexual preference, recreational drug choice, and so tragically irrationally on.
The enormous “elephant in the room” being nationally ignored is the fact that an unalienable right to liberty can never be reconciled with risk-based law applicable within a private context.
One can make a sound argument for risk-based law strictly within the public context (e.g. traffic laws), but any law restricting liberty (directly or otherwise) within a private context (one in which no rights-infringement is occurring) is and must always be flatly illegal in the “land of the free”.
Law abuse (i.e. the war on [some horribly politicized] drugs) is in effect ironically the real “drug epidemic” that promotes all kinds of abuses via severe degrees of unhealthy stress (the true source of abusive behavior).
Law abuse is the real public enemy number one — an enemy that powerfully operates within our borders (too often with impunity) and forms publicly acceptable “leadership”.
Seriously tragically, law abuse continues to thrive among a largely hypocritically and selfish society constantly demanding more laws pressing against (i.e. infringing upon the rights of) the responsible in order to try (often, if not always, unsuccessfully by any concrete measure) to prevent the irresponsible.
Law abuse is irresponsible.
Law abuse must end now, and only concrete (purely logical) language forming law can eliminate and permanently prevent the muddy mess passing for our rule-of-law these days, while it continuously corrodes our “unalienable” rights via judicial “interpretation”.
In other words, the scientific method must be brought into linguistics to not only study the natural evolution of language, but responsibly improve upon it via the demonstrably supremely powerful leverage of certainty (what I call scientific constitutionalism when that improvement is applied to the critical area of law).
I am an honest freak (or reasonably responsibly balanced "misfit", if you prefer) of an artist working and resting to best carefully contribute towards helping society. Too many people abuse reasoning (e.g. 'partial truth = whole truth' scam), while I exercise reason to explore and express whole truth without any conflict-of-interest -- all within a sometimes offbeat style of psychedelic artistry.