Pubdate: Fri, 17 Oct 2014
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record (CA)
Copyright: 2014 Chico Enterprise-Record
Note: Letters from newspaper's circulation area receive publishing priority
Author: Perry L. Reniff


Your editorial on Sept. 20 was right on target, the supporters of 
Measure B are being deceiful with their ads.

Measure A is about limiting large commercial marijuana farms that 
have sprouted up all over Butte County. Yes on Measure A will still 
allow granny to grow a few plants for her own medicinal use as under 
Proposition 215.

The "Yes on Measure B" group wants no limits on the amount of 
marijuana they can farm in our neighborhoods. They talk about 
property rights. What they want is the right to contaminate our 
neighborhood. And make a lot of money in the process.

These commericial growers, many with criminal records, also farm in 
the mountains where there are fewer prying eyes. These criminals 
destroy our environment by terracing the hillsides and damning up our 
streams to plant their crops. They pollute the ground with chemical 
fertilizers and pesticides that kill our fish and game.

These people do not care about your rights. One of your most precious 
rights is the right to life. Last year, Pamela Devitt was walking 
near her home when a grower's vicious dogs jumped the fence around 
the marijuana patch they were guarding and attacked and killed 
Pamela. Here in Butte County, there are several missing 
persons/homicide victims who are dead or missing as a direct result 
of the marijuana problem in Butte County.

Please vote to put the commercial growers out of business by voting 
yes on Measure A and no on Measure B.

- - Perry L. Reniff, Oroville
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