Pubdate: Sun, 30 Jan 2011
Source: Times-Herald, The (Vallejo, CA)
Copyright: 2011 The Times-Herald
Author: Richard Heyer


It is with utter astonishment that I read in the Times-Herald (but 
not a word in our local Benicia paper) that three of our elected city 
commissioners have opposed a total ban on marijuana dispensaries in 
our city. In this day and age, with the growing drug problems 
throughout the country, why in the name of God would anyone in their 
right mind invite this issue into our neighborhoods?

I had previously read, also in the Times-Herald, that there are more 
than 40 dispensaries within driving distance -- and some that even 
deliver. Perhaps Commissioner Harris could have such a delivery 
system used for his parents? He, Commissioners Sherry and Hirsch 
should all heed the advice of those who have to deal directly with 
the drug problems on our streets, the Benicia Police Department, and 
support a permanent ban.

One might wonder if there were hidden agendas inspiring their 
opposition to such a ban, and why they feel their opposition will not 
be remembered in their coming re-elections.

Richard Heyer

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