Pubdate: Sun, 19 Oct 2014
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record (CA)
Copyright: 2014 Chico Enterprise-Record
Note: Letters from newspaper's circulation area receive publishing priority
Author: Jay Bergstrom


Anything that helps move the ball down the field toward the goal of 
total re-legalization of cannabis will have my vote - and in this 
case that means voting no on A and yes on B.

As our previous experiences with drunk waterfowl and exploding stills 
clearly taught, our ills will not depart until cannabis prohibition 
is six feet under, with a stake through its heart and maybe a couple 
of silver bullets for insurance.

The price supports for cannabis provided by the prohibition will 
disappear. It will be only as profitable to grow as say almonds, 
rice, grapes or walnuts. A bit of regulation would help as well.

I've never heard of any rogue nut growers carving orchards out of our 
foothills. Why? They are regulated and taxed under county, state and 
federal overview, which can be met at a still-profitable margin.

Medical marijuana for me might make it a bit easier to bear watching 
a woman suffer with menstrual cramps, but on the main, I just like 
it. I like weed, and I am a good person. I've sat next to you in church.

- - Jay Bergstrom, Forest Ranch
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