Pubdate: Fri, 10 Apr 2015
Source: Columbian, The (WA)
Copyright: 2015 The Columbian Publishing Co.
Author: Mary A. Gunther


Looks like our neighbors in California are taking measures to conserve
one of our most valuable resources - water.

What are we doing here in the "Pothead State" to conserve our water, I
ask? Now that we have an official "Cannabis Chronicles" column in our
newspaper I am hoping the leaders of this revolution will answer the
problems of where and how the newly appointed czars of the dope
agri-business will get their supply of our invaluable moisture.

As a taxpayer, I don't intend to share one drop with them nor do I
want to pay one extra penny for water so that their businesses might
share. The water problem could necessitate sharing on a "priority
basis" with other farmers and legitimate growers but I will never
consider marijuana a legitimate business since there are many
medicines that alleviate pain prescribed by doctors. It's obvious that
this horrendous business has no legitimate function except to make
some greedy persons rich.

Will our state wake up to the dangers of where our water is going when
the last drop falls? Or will it stop when the taxpayer gets hit with
the water bill?

Will the state be too dependent on pot dollars to stop sharing? They
haven't even figured out how to tax the stuff but they'll know when
the water stops flowing, or will they?

Mary A. Gunther

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