Pickell: Climbing and cannabis shouldn’t mix (letter) | SummitDaily.com

Pickell: Climbing and cannabis shouldn’t mix (letter)

I was flabbergasted by the large ad on page 17 in the August 26 edition.

The Green Solution — Colorado’s best mountain dispensary (their words, not mine) — used a picture of a mountain climber to promote their cannabis products with the tags: Better Concentrates, Better Flower, Better Climbing.

Are they — and you — out of your minds? I believe cannabis is used to free the mind, relax the body and generally allow the user to escape. Is this what an outdoor enthusiast wants to take to the rocks? A mountain biker to the trails? A snow rider to the slopes?

We have enough challenge in the outdoors without fearing that the person next to us is so strung out that they cannot keep themselves (and others) safe. Does the SDN need advertising revenue this badly that it can sponsor this type of exploitation? I hope not …

Michael Pickell


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