Pubdate: Thu, 24 May 2012
Source: Lake County Record-Bee (Lakeport, CA)
Copyright: 2012 Record-Bee
Author: Tim Snider


A paid ad in the Wednesday Record-Bee read: "Stop the Insanity 
Regulate Now." The photo is captioned: "Police find 2000 to 3000 
marijuana plants." It also states (accurately) "Measure D places 
limits of 84 plants on parcels of seven acres or more". The obvious 
fact is measure D will not stop large illegal grows. These growers 
are not concerned with laws and regulations, and will continue these 
grows that are already illegal under current law.

The only solution is to legalize pot and treat it as tobacco and 
alcohol are now. The war on pot is a failure and the net effect is 
very negative. The statement has been made that Measure D would be a 
step in the direction toward legalization. Perhaps. I would offer 
that by allowing pot to be grown to the degree allowed by Measure D, 
Lake County would become a magnet for those that would exploit the 
regulations for pure profit, with all the negative factors that would bring.

Instead of stopping the insanity I believe it would make things crazier.

Tim Snider

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