Pubdate: Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (CA)
Copyright: 2016 Hearst Communications Inc.
Author: David Ponte


Regarding "Growers split on making pot legal" ( July 18): It was 
heartrending to read in Peter Fimrite's article regarding 
legalization of marijuana the missive from Hezekiah Allen, executive 
director of the Humboldt Growers Association, on how difficult it has 
become for "mom and pop" gardeners to turn a profit due to the 
plummeting price of cannabis. I suppose they can take solace having 
benefited for many years producing an illegal commodity while 
contributing little to their county of residence in terms of taxes.

One hopes they can remember where they buried the coffee cans full of 
money in the back 40.

David Ponte, Blue Lake, Humboldt County
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