Pubdate: Sun, 21 Aug 2016
Source: Press Democrat, The (Santa Rosa, CA)
Copyright: 2016 The Press Democrat
Author: Marlene Lowenthal


EDITOR: Santa Rosa is a destination for tourism, dining, wine 
tasting, boutique breweries, cycling, and the list goes on. Job 
growth and increasing real estate values are all the more reason not 
to encourage an industry such as the production of cannabis to be a 
part of our local economy ("SR aims to be epicenter of legal pot 
industry," Aug. 14). It brings with it health and safety hazards and 
environmental concerns. The industry also encourages low-wage earners 
and has low-density employment.

There are other cities that need the ability to survive and, 
hopefully, thrive that the cannabis industry can provide. I strongly 
oppose any movement toward allowing the commercial production or 
refinement of cannabis in our community. I further believe that there 
needs to be a reduction in the number of dispensaries.


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