Pubdate: Mon, 09 Feb 2015
Source: Aspen Times, The  (CO)
Copyright: 2015 Aspen Times
Author: Colleen Scissors


Gov. John Hickenlooper took an amazing, bold step forward that could
have lost him his election but definitely saved our taxpayers millions
in court costs. Do we really want to have the expense of processing
small marijuana cases?

In the time of "The Great Gatsby" (my darling 82-year-old mom's time), a 
couple of martinis were just right on. Now, she thinks marijuana is a 
drug like heroin. And in the interim, many cancer patients and other 
patients with pain (like my 86-year-old dad) find relief from it.

No one wants a drunken driver whether from alcohol or marijuana or 
prescription drugs. But I think that Michael Bloomberg is stupid. He 
should do some research on how marijuana has helped so many patients 
with pain. Or perhaps he should just have another martini and call it
a day.

Colleen Scissors

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