Pubdate: Thu, 24 May 2012
Source: Peace Arch News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2012 Peace Arch News
Author: W. Al Riede



Re: Bigger issues than hemp shop, May 17 letters.

The sky is falling, the sky is falling, or something nearly as bad is
happening if White Rock allows a hemp shop to open in town.

Or so it will, according to letter-writer Brian Marlatt.

After all, the proposed proprietor is an accused marijuana

The key word, Mr. Marlatt, is accused. Big difference between that and
being found guilty of.

Obviously, he has not done his due diligence in regards to the pros,
of which there are many, and the cons, of which there are few, of hemp.

Marlatt also informs us that the Obama administration is opposed to
non-pharmaceutical dispensaries. Really? You think? The Obama
administration is opposed to anything that doesn't help the
pharmaceutical companies.

As for getting a bad reputation and there being a correlation between
marijuana, gun crime and prostitution, I can only think of Chicken
Little and his unfounded fear that the sky is falling. Squawk on, Mr.
Marlatt. Squawk on.

W. Al Riede,

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