Ashley Owens: Pot’s here to stay |

Ashley Owens: Pot’s here to stay

You say you’ve been vacationing with your family at Breckenridge for five years? I really do hate to inform you that marijuana has been around much, much longer than that and – legalization or not – it’s not going anywhere. I don’t smoke pot, nor do I condone or encourage its use. I believe the true issue here isn’t with the choices people make, but with your holier-than-thou attitude.

While I do realize that tourism is the major staple of Breck, I also know that it’s not the tourists like you who hold it together. If Breckenridge was meant for the “better to do than you,” then I suppose you wouldn’t mind if your children said they wanted to be a lift attendant or waitress there. I mean, only the people who have money to shop in the higher-end places and eat the classy food should have the jobs that hold its economy together, right?

I’m not saying don’t come back to Summit County. It really is sad that you refuse to bring your family back to such an amazing place because of your poor attitude. Maybe you should explain to your children your views on marijuana instead of fleeing at the “sight” of it. Why bother? Because it’s everywhere – whether you want to believe it or not.

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