Pubdate: Thu, 21 Jan 2016
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2016 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Stan White


Re "Unhappy with editing" (Letters, by Nathan Esplanade, Jan. 14):

Colorado's example of completely relegalizing cannabis (marijuana) 
exposes Nathan Esplanade's backward logic. Relegalizing the plant 
doesn't increase demand for police, fire, legal, judicial, penal, 
health care and social services; it reduces it. It's one reason why 
Colorado ended the charade.

Further, Colorado not only has not raised taxes; it's just the 
opposite. One of the contentious issues is what to do with all the 
additional sales tax above and beyond what was originally 
anticipated. That's a problem California needs.

Contrary to Esplanade's minority cannabis prohibition beliefs, 
responsible adults should be able to use the relatively safe, 
extremely popular, God-given plant without guilt or fear of being caged.

Stan White

Dillon, Colo.
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