Pubdate: Thu, 29 Aug 2013
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2013 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Bill Stevens


Re "Taking back the foothills" (Guest comment, by Bill Connelly, Aug. 22):

It is obvious that [County Supervisor Bill] Connelly's problem is 
with cannabis and those of us who enjoy it, not the pollution caused 
by a few bad apples.

So, Bill, you're saying that it is illegal for farmers to use 
pesticides or herbicides? That's news to me. I guess I've been 
wasting my money buying organic. I don't think Roundup is illegal 
(although in my opinion it should be). When have you spoken out 
against all of the environmental degradation caused by everything 
else? The silence is deafening.

What it really comes down to is that the prohibition of marijuana is 
wrong. If it was legal, people would be able to grow it for 
themselves, in the open in the valley. There would be no need for big 
gardens in the hills. But with Connelly and his cronies fighting 
legalization every step of the way, they are the ones responsible for 
the harm that a few illegal growers do to the environment.

Bill Stevens

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