Pubdate: Sat, 22 Nov 2014
Source: Economist, The (UK)
Copyright: 2014 The Economist Newspaper Limited
Author: W.J. Tate IV


SIR - Like others you write about the legalisation of the growing 
cannabis "industry" ("Marijuana milestone", November 8th). But the 
last thing this industry needs is to become like Big Tobacco. 
Cannabis is not an easy plant to cultivate. It requires a lot of 
attention and this is reflected in the price. Because sales and 
investment between states in America is banned it remains a local 
industry that maintains a high quality. There are dozens of examples 
of mass-produced cannabis products that are bland, tasteless 
reflections of what was once crafted or cultivated with care.

W.J. Tate IV

Ewing, New Jersey
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