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Edward Thomas: No on W allows time for education

I went to another “medical marijuana session” put on by the City of Grass Valley last Thursday. Topic was dispensaries and a lot of general discussion also took place. It was interesting and educational. People on both sides of the issues rationally discussing their views. It was quite civil. This is all preparatory so that the city council can be educated and informed on the issues. Then, when the time is right they can make informed decisions.

The county on the other hand has jumped the gun and made a decision without extensive public dialogue. If Measure W passes, what will be the mess that the county will have to face if recreational marijuana is permitted?

A “no” vote on Measure W does not mean you approve of rampant marijuana enterprises, it means that you think the county should have looked before they leapt in putting this matter on the ballot.

No matter how you feel about marijuana, a “no” vote on Measure W means we will all have a chance to get educated, consider new legislation from the State and make intelligent consensus decisions. Vote no on Measure W to insure that right decisions get made.

Edward C. Thomas

Grass Valley

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