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Demma: Marijuana isn’t mainstream enough for Main Street

I would rather not have pot shops in my face on Main Street in Breckenridge. Marijuana is not even close to becoming mainstream; the average pot shop customer is an under-26-year-old male! There is nothing beneficial about allowing the shops on Main. Drugs, including marijuana, ruin lives.

Remember what happened in the Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco — in the late ’60s the drug scene there became very dangerous and people fled.

Drugs bring crime along with them. Likely victims will be from motor vehicle crashes and theft. Pot use burns money and users want more of both.

Cannabinoids must have a profound effect on the brain to be able to suppress seizure activity. This could have deleterious consequences for a person not needing this drug action. Think about it — “where did I park my car and where are my car keys?”

Who needs drugs when living in a beautiful place like Colorado? Come on!

Pam Demma

Breckenridge


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