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Where there is smoke, there may be freedom

Los Osos

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If safety is the biggest community concern in Nipomo, then the eradication of Mexican cartel marijuana should be on the top of the list. Regulating a cooperative of local growers defies organized crime and puts the money back in the pockets of our community. It takes forward-thinking vision, the ability to see through narrow minded anti-marijuana propaganda, and courage to save our children from gangs. Why not through a strategy of cannabis self-reliance? Nipomo and the County of SLO have shown themselves to be mired in ill logic and prejudice on all accounts. Uninformed is an understatement.

To allow (soon-to-be-ex) Sheriff Pat Hedges’ swan song to be the theme of the Aug. 27 appeal of a proposed cannabis collective was disappointing to say the least. My four children testify to the impotence of the DARE program, and if anything is an illusion, it is the notion that taxpayer money on that was well spent. What they need is law-abiding people to be able to make lawful choices in a setting of respect and security. A collective/cooperative in this county would provide that.

As far as Rebecca Prewett is concerned, I am ashamed that she has presumably at one time had possession of a uterus. What is really “ridiculous” is that she is ignorant of the fact that PMS can be a serious and debilitating condition. I sincerely hope that she and Pat Hedges do not incur the ugly karma of an affliction or malady that herb can alleviate, because their pride and self-righteousness would probably not allow them to eat those crow brownies.

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