Pubdate: Sat, 06 Sep 2014
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (CA)
Copyright: 2014 Hearst Communications Inc.
Author: Michael J. Haworth
Page: A9


I had to shake my head as I read "Illegal marijuana grow sites 
despoil our national forests" (Open Forum, Sept. 3). Since 2010, 
California voters have had the opportunity to stop this destruction 
by legalizing marijuana, but have chosen not to, even though polls 
indicated legalization was favored by a majority.

Had marijuana legalization become law in our state, there would be no 
need for illegal grows ... anywhere. The last I heard, there will be 
no legalization measure on the November ballot. That's a shame, 
because with the way the law has been implemented in Colorado and 
Washington, with mostly positive results, I think voters are ready to say yes.

Michael J. Haworth, Vallejo
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