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Horbach: Marijuana undermines Breckenridge’s family friendly atmosphere

A Colorado contact high for Nebraska

Re: Breckenridge debate on allowing marijuana shops on Main Street.

Although I have held properties in Breckenridge, Colorado, since 1980, I almost consider myself as a part-time resident of Breck. We were recently in our two Beaver Run condos for a week with my family and their young children. We come to Breck generally three to four times a year for skiing and the summer fun.

On the surface, seems like Breck is getting a little confused. Breck was always noted for its family atmosphere, especially for the young children.

I can speak to the “hemp” issue as during the Vietnam war the usage was terrible, and to say it has no effect on the human body is plain bull as some of us can attest to after just about getting our heads blown off from the knot-head users and their dysfunction under pressure. After marijuana came the hard drugs.

Also, I have a close friend in law enforcement (actually he is the state attorney general), and in talking to him you can see the frustration at the Nebraska and Colorado border (highway and interstate) crossings. Our western jails are full of Colorado people, Nebraska and other non-Colorado residents toting the “weed” across state lines. In fact, some of the border counties are starting to talk about sending bills to the State of Colorado for their Colorado jail residents.

Larry J. Horbach

Nebraska


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