NFT market - of digital art or other non-fungible tokens - tells me one thing : THE THINGS TO BE BOUGHT AND SOLD ON THIS EARTH - like Bitcoin turned to be a finite number to be exhausted - HAVE FINISHED.
Hence, in order to provide new items, the selling part of humanity is working in the usual two directions - THE MICRO AND THE MACRO COSMOS. New things to sell we could either find within, in the head-space; or outside, in the space space.
What drugs have to do in the lot? With drugs the issue is exactly the same but the other way round. The amount of drugs produced at present on Earth is enough to supply three planets Earth and a Mars. Else to say, while all legit tokens has been exhausted and there is nothing more to sell to an ever increasing population; no matter how quickly this same population increases the amount of drugs produced on Earth will be always three and a half times bigger. Thus, this over-drug-producrion would lead to dealers crossing continent and county borders, taking atypical drugs like, say cocaine, to atypical places like Africa or Tollerton.
Unless the first lot, the one with NFT and Space, discovers extraterrestrial life in big numbers, the second lot, the one with the crossing of continent and county borders is with bound hands.
Where does the government stand in this picture? In this picture the government is, more or less, nowhere to be seen. Yet, the government has expressed a - yes, another healthy - desire to crack on cocaine, if I may say so, consumption.
Forthcoming and voluntary consultant as I am, I would very much like to give good advice, but it is hard, for I don't exactly know what is the main problem of the government with cocaine in contrast to, say, Facebook?
Both generate tones of untaxed profit- Facebook considerably more than any cartel. Both exploit children's, and all sorts of other, labour. Both are harmful for the user affecting health and social life and in some cases lead to high dependence and social tissue destruction.
If the issue is gangs, criminality and the middle class children being dragged into a marginal life. Then the legalisation of cocaine would save most of these problems and the middle class children that are already in the cocaine equation will be able to continue the White stuff trade dressed in their class’s white shirts, funny colored tie and happy socks and a respectable jacket like their mommies and daddies, while titled things like White Stuff Executive or simply Stock Exchange Coke Shares Trader.
As I said, I am not sure what the government's main problem with cocaine is. Nevertheless, and in order to stay on the positive side and back a good healthy initiative I would suggest:
Why don't we start as we usually do - fighting unhealthy problems with one step at a time - with a national abstinence month, like in Sober October or Veganuary? Both initiatives are said to have decent participation and great effect.
We could have a Lockdown on Social Media July and then Crackdown on Cocaine August - with lovely life back in, bad habits might be easier to kick out and the two national months might turn into a big success.
Having said that I am thinking: why do I say "I don't know what the main problem of the government with cocaine is"? Forget cocaine, and reread the sentence. The main problem of the government currently and obviously is money.
Hence, we could turn the month equation around and say next year, say in July, the government opens shops and directly sells to the end-consumer all the drugs it has confiscated during the year? All well wrapped in biodegradable package accompanied by detailed content and provenance certificate? Huh? F♧nky you m☆ther f♧cker dealers. My only condition to the government here is : no private contracting. The Crackdown on Cocaine National Business Initiative will be led by a National Drugs We Own It Service under the close supervision of - no, not the Home Office they are completely useless; experience also shows that those who are useless are usually corrupt too (selling me each piece of paper twice or thrice! Huh! You think you are clever?). So no National Drugs We Own It Service for you Home Office! - a board of civil servants would do; as they are said to be "very professional" - it’s only that I am not sure where civil servants come from....
The same with The National Lockdown on Social Media August - no taxes, only the monthly profit of all social media goes into a National Social Media We Own It Fund, to be directly redistributed to the social media users in ratio to time spent on the respective social media. If the Social Media outlets refuse to agree - pull off the plug on them - yes, just like in Iran or in an African country. But if each social media user knows what is the stake - a payment in the pocket for the generated wealth, I doubt anyone would mind or protest.
Thus, the money from the National Drugs We Own It Trust will go to the State to be redistributed to, mainly, the NHS and Art Funds; because drugs are most harmful to health and creativity. No matter what artists say, drugs are harmful for people's creativity, just as much as for their health.
Back to the first version of the National Crackdown on Cocaine August - if in 2021 the nation does a month of abstinence; but in 2022 does a National Summer Abstinence Effort, then we might even bring down to half the price at source... but then the Pub-Owners' syndicate will protest - less drugs, less alcohol consumption, less money, less taxes, emptier Treasury... as I said - once we know what the main issue of the government is... there will be plenty of practical solutions.
But if the government genuinely and purely altruistically wants to find a definite cocaine solution, here it is: All the drug-cartel lords sit with all the terrestrial state leaders, Elon Musk and the other digital b♧ggers, Greta Tunberg and Men in Black and strike the following deal : the states buy all the amount of existing and future cocaine crops at its purest and at basic price. The drug lords are hyper happy because despite selling at a basic price, all their merchandise is securely sold in advance. Elon Musk is hyper happy as he will annually transport all the terrestrial cocaine to the Moon and will establish The Non-Boring Moon Company that year after year will cover the Moon’s service with the best pure white dust. Elon will personally go and supervise each trip… and sometimes will stay there to supervise the white-dust-spread proceedings. The whiteification of the Moon surface will increase its light-reflective capacity, and no more street lamps will be needed to illuminate streets, squares, bulevards, ponds and commons down on Earth at night. This will make Greta hyper happy, as it will be the most eco and electricity and resources saving way to illuminate terrestrial public space. Apart from Hyper Happy Elon, The Other Digital B♧ggers are hyper happy too because now they sell virtual, obviously unatxable, single-use straws to all the terrestrial cocaine users and various volumes of virtual cocaine doses. The virtual cocaine will be a brainwashing wave that some NewStar Digital B♧gger will hyper timely invent.
The national health services will be hyper happy too - no more overdose admissions and much less cardiac arrests and brain blood clothes; with the only inconvenience being that when asked about their symptoms the NFTCocaineUsers will only say “More, More, More” instead of other words. All Men in Black will be hyper happy as well because now: if extraterrestrial life in this universe exists, with the Moon covered in Coke, they will know where to find it.
Note: for the wise advice I am only charging £333.333,00 which is half of CW’s habitual consultancy fee of £666,666.00 is. Mind you, she would have given the exact same advice but put differently.