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About reforming cannabis law in Summit

Stan White Summit Cove

Thank you for Reid Williams’ series including, “The task at hand” (SDN, Nov. 21) exposing how different sheriffs and people view the prohibition of the plant cannabis.I also thank retired police officer Howard J. Wooldridge for his letter (Nov.25) and would like to recognize and thank our notable local retired undersheriff, Gary Lindstrom, who has spoken against the war on drugs.It’s disappointing to read the current Sheriff’s Office refers to cannabis as a “drug” when police surely have obtained enough to see it’s a plant, not a drug. If Summit County’s Sheriff Office has the power the way sheriffs do in the Aspen or Telluride area to confiscate cannabis in someone’s glove box without arresting them, then I want to influence the same policy here, as long as the driver can walk the line. The majority of Summit County does not support the war on drugs the way Republicans do and the Summit County Democrats platform included implementing “incredible drug law reform.” It is a misconception that “the people of the state of Colorado, and the United States, deem it appropriate” to continue the practice of arresting citizens for simply using or having cannabis plant material. We do not. With this issue in mind, it was disappointing Summit County did not have a qualified Democrat running for the sheriff’s position. Further and most important, it is biblically correct to stop caging humans for using cannabis.


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