Pubdate: Thu, 27 Feb 2014
Source: Summit Daily News (CO)
Copyright: 2014 Summit Daily News
Author: J.S. Melton


Enough weed in our rag

I think I speak for a lot of people, and not just in the states of 
Colorado or Washington, who are terribly dismayed and angry that each 
time one opens up your "rag" (and that is exactly what it is), there 
are pages filled with pot adverts and pot articles that are rammed 
down the reading public's throat.

I don't wonder at questions I am asked over here in the United 
Kingdom (I also live in Summit County) about what idiocy the American 
state and federal lawmakers have come up with now. To us, it is like 
reading our Daily Mail - all gossip and no substance.

What I have found most distressing is that none of you care what type 
of image you are projecting across the globe - the word laughingstock 
comes to mind - and that you are incredulous as to why U.S. banks 
refuse to do business with these shops. By federal law, they cannot, 
and should not. This is a state law, and just because you want it (or 
feel entitled to it, as is your nature) does not mean that a bank has 
to involve your cannabis-backed business on their balance sheets. I 
am in the bank's corner for once at not renewing loans and/or leases. 
There was no thought as to the long-term problems and consequences 
that have occurred thus far (and worse is yet to come) with the 
passage of Amendment 64. Lawmakers are making up the rules as they go along.

I read your paper for entertainment, for something mindless that 
makes no matter.

J.S. Melton

London, England
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