Pubdate: Thu, 05 Dec 2013 Source: Willits News (CA) Copyright: 2013 Willits News Contact: http://www.willitsnews.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/4085 Author: Stan White PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CULTIVATING CANNABIS People have been cultivating cannabis (marijuana) with pesticides forever ("What are you smoking?", Times-Standard, Nov. 30, Page A1). While it is desirable to purchase cannabis grown free of pesticides, the best way to achieve that goal is for government to RE-legalize and regulate the plant. Government should take back, regulating cannabis, away from the black market and allow producers who grow the plant without pesticides the opportunity to label them accordingly. When California voters get their next chance to RE-legalize cannabis (third time's a charm) in 2014 or 2016, hopefully it will enable citizens to grow their own plants (like Colorado citizens) and that will be another way citizens will have access to pesticide free plant material. Stan White Dillon, Colo.