Pubdate: Wed, 13 Apr 2016
Source: Sooke News Mirror (CN BC)
Copyright: 2016 Sooke News Mirror
Author: Carmen Neumann


Re: Marijuana dispensary will only sell to people who have medical 
need (News, April 6)

Sooke's only four-way street light gives us more time to ponder the 
impact of the new business in town.

Reactions to Sooke's Medijuana storefront location will run the 
spectrum, from the focus on new risks to local children to the 
assumed downgrade of our community reputation.

The newsflash is that kids will get their hands on pot if they want 
it. Seems some adults have amnesia about their own youth and easy 
access to alcohol or drugs if they wanted it then.

The high visibility location is a plus as it legitimizes its role as 
a health treatment business as does the drug store across the street.

If one can view Medijuana without emotion and research who its 
customers are, the surprise would be that its most frequent business 
is for middle aged women with chronic pain issues.

Laws are changing, allowing people to determine what gives them the 
best quality of life.

Carmen Neumann, Sooke
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