Pubdate: Thu, 29 Mar 2012
Source: Times-Herald, The (Vallejo, CA)
Copyright: 2012 The Times-Herald
Author: Pat Nelson


Every day there is a letter regarding the injustice suffered by 
medical marijuana shops here in Vallejo. Well, here is another one, 
but this one speaks to the injustice of medical marijuana shops to 
our city and our youngest citizens. That's right, the children of our city.

How did our city get to this point? A city that once touted the 
importance of all children -- black and white -- now could care less. 
We as citizens, in our new mode of ducking responsibility, have voted 
to tax a federally "illegal" substance to keep from having to come up 
with better solutions to our fiscal problems. Does no one see the 
elephant in the room? Has all common sense gone up in smoke (pun 
intended)? Did anyone even venture a thought about the message we are 
sending to our youth: Drugs are fine as long as your city can benefit from it.

This is a city of shame.

The other issue is the concept that medical marijuana is "needed" by 
our populace. Just how sick is Vallejo? Yes, marijuana can help the 
side effects of cancer treatments, but are we now the epicenter for 
cancer patients? What about secondhand smoke? What about the effects 
of smoking?

Cigarettes are bad, marijuana is good ... really?!

Sorry, I don't buy it!

Pat Nelson

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