Pubdate: Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Source: Richmond News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2017, Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc.
Author: Barb Coley


Dear Editor,

Re: "This bud's for you?" Feature, Oct. 20.

I'm surprised Coun. Chak Au is so worried about marijuana legislation,
when the proposed legislation is designed to regulate marijuana, not
encourage its use.

Right now, marijuana is an unregulated seven billion dollar industry,
much of it in the hands of criminals, and the government is right to
seek to regulate and control the sale of it.

Washington State has not seen a dramatic increase of use in marijuana
amongst youth since legalization, nor has crime increased, which seems
to be the main fear for Chak Au and his "concerned" group.

If I were Chak Au, I'd be more concerned about birth tourism and its
repercussions, money laundering at casinos, or people driving luxury
cars who seem to think it's OK to steal pumpkins from farmers who are
just trying to make a living.

There's something way wrong with all of that.

Barb Coley

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