Re: Bigger issues than hemp shop, May 17 letters.
The sky is falling, the sky is falling, or something nearly as bad is happening if White Rock allows a hemp shop to open in town.
Or so it will, according to letter-writer Brian Marlatt.
After all, the proposed proprietor is an accused marijuana trafficker.
The key word, Mr. Marlatt, is accused. Big difference between that and being found guilty of.
Obviously, he has not done his due diligence in regards to the pros, of which there are many, and the cons, of which there are few, of hemp.
Marlatt also informs us that the Obama administration is opposed to non-pharmaceutical dispensaries. Really? You think? The Obama administration is opposed to anything that doesn’t help the pharmaceutical companies.
As for getting a bad reputation and there being a correlation between marijuana, gun crime and prostitution, I can only think of Chicken Little and his unfounded fear that the sky is falling. Squawk on, Mr. Marlatt. Squawk on.
W. Al Riede, Surrey