Pubdate: Fri, 28 Mar 2014
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record (CA)
Copyright: 2014 Chico Enterprise-Record
Note: Letters from newspaper's circulation area receive publishing priority
Author: Robert Galia


I've noticed a disturbing trend lately in all of the anti-cannabis 
letters to the editor in that they seem to be getting more and more 
disrespectful. I'm talking about the use of the words "dopers" and 
"potheads." I'm talking about putting the word "medicine" in 
quotation marks when referring to cannabis, as if there is still some 
kind of question that cannabis is a life-saving medicine.

I'm talking about this latest letter by Everett Gremminger that tries 
to convince us that the election of Andrew Merkel, and the rejection 
of Larry Wahl, will be the "beginning of the end" of Butte County. 
The fact is, the opposite is true: Wahl and his maniacal 
prohibitionist policies will, if implemented, be an economic 
catastrophe to this county. All Merkel is trying to do is defend our 
rights, under Proposition 215, as voted on by the people of 
California. Wahl wants to take those rights away, to reflect his 
outdated and erroneous view of things.

My view of things? We don't have to be the "pot capital" of the 
world, but we should at least respect the will of the people, who 
agree that cannabis, used responsibly, is beneficial to our health 
and well being. If you don't like it well then ingest your poisonous 
pills and leave us alone. And stop the disrespect.

Please get educated and help stop the "cannabis is evil" myth.

- - Robert Galia, Chico
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