Pubdate: Wed, 28 Dec 2011
Source: Vail Daily (CO)
Copyright: 2011 Vail Daily
Author: Markus Mueller


First, I have never, nor do I intend to, smoke marijuana for any
reason. I agree with Kraige Kinney 100 percent to vote on Jan. 3 to
make Eagle a better place. But I would ask that the Eagle citizens
vote "yes" in order to do so.

I attended the marijuana panel held on Dec. 12, and I understood Eagle
County Undersheriff Mr. McWilliams say that if the marijuana is grown
in grow facilities this is safer for residential neighborhoods because
there are no illegal and unsafe rigging setups in houses.

The requirements of having a marijuana business in Colorado seem
stringent and lengthy, which makes it more difficult for a business to
survive in a tough economy. This business was given a license to
operate in Eagle and to my knowledge, has done nothing to violate that
agreement. They are adding to our sales tax numbers and contributing
to the local food bank all under the scrutiny of a tough state review
of the industry.

As a community, we should work together to keep our kids away from
marijuana, alcohol, prescription medicines, and other drugs. However,
that is a separate issue than this special referendum. This vote is
about a business right to operate in Eagle.

Vote yes on Jan. 3 -- not for marijuana but for a local business
owner's rights.

Markus Mueller

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