Pubdate: Fri, 24 Jan 2014
Source: Penticton Western (CN BC)
Copyright: 2014 Joy Lang
Author: Joy Lang


(re: No pity for demise of pot petition, Letters, Western News, Dec.
27, 2013)

Mr. Homan you're just blowing smoke. The petition was not about the
legalization of marijuana. It was for a referendum on whether or not
to decriminalize its use.

I am a sensible non-smoker (of anything), however, I do object to the
waste of taxpayers' money going for pot cops in helicopters, etc.,
chasing after small growers and users, especially those on medicinal

A few years ago, my daughter, on her rural Vancouver Island property,
was nearly buzzed right off her small door stoop by a two-man RCMP
helicopter, whirling its blade dangerously close to the encircling
pine trees.

All this time, money and effort had to do with six tomato plants she
was watering in their pots! Pot seems to be such a dirty word that
even when it contains tomatoes, it sets some people off.

Joy Lang

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