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Clay: No proof that marijuana has tarnished Breckenridge’s image

As we wrap up our first year of legalized marijuana we continue to rise in the morning to the same song sung by the powers that be. “Having dispensaries on Main Street is going to ruin the towns image!” Sir Charles Darwin’s famous theory of survival of the fittest was not one of will and power, but one of adaptation and change. Fact is the world around us will continue to change for better or worse. Those who are unwilling to adapt will ultimately sabotage their own journey through life whilst attempting to derail the trains of societal progression with a few pennies on the tracks.

“Having dispensaries on Main Street is going to ruin the towns image!”

It’s easy to say but what does it mean? I ask for definition. Certainly our ever-growing resort and increasing tourism is a reflection of our town on a world stage. Has it decreased over this past year? I ask for hard data that supports these speculative claims against our town’s image. Show me that tax dollars are down. Show me that violent crime is skyrocketing. Show me the barren shops and streets where our town’s proud image once stood. Show me that at the very least you’ve seen this somewhere else and that history has proven to us that having dispensaries on Main Street is ruining the towns image.

Stop placing pennies on the tracks, for Charles Darwin also said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”

Alistair Clay

Breckenridge


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