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Stan White: OK with pot story

Stan White

Unlike Stacey Mickelsen’s perspective (“Pot story not front-page news,” letters, Sept. 16), the overwhelming majority (according to election results) of Summit County citizens, myself included, was not embarrassed and/or outraged by Monday’s (Sept. 14) front page story titled “Summit County Pot Dispensary Blossoms In First Month.”

On the contrary, the opening and subsequent news of Summit County’s first cannabis dispensary is relevant and historical information. I disagree that this pertinent news article was “promoting” “drugs” to minors.

Currently in American history and in Colorado specifically, the system in place for people, including sick citizens, to acquire cannabis is less than perfect, due to prohibitionists, and government’s “Reefer Madness” agenda. In much of America where prohibitionists wield more control, the system is worse. Ideally, citizens wouldn’t pay yearly extortion money to government to use cannabis, but hey, that is the current process in Colorado for responsible adults to get around the Stacey Mickelsens of the world. Because nobody, including the devil is going to stop people from using the beneficial God-given plant.

Mickelsen may also be mistaken about the way we want to portray Summit County to vacationers during these slow economic times. Families looking for a beautiful winter travel destination who’ve seen that front page story may feel more comfortable returning to Colorado and avoid and reject places like Utah.

If America’s history with alcohol prohibition is any indication, We may even witness Utah ski resorts and towns enacting laws to do the same so they don’t lose lose lose.

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