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Your newspaper needs a fact checker

The Union has been filled with so much misinformation regarding medical marijuana that I am beginning to think they are pushing an anti-pot agenda.

The first is terminology. Instead of calling it “cannabis” or “marijuana,” The Union has been using loaded terms like “dope” on the news pages.

Secondly, marijuana cannot be prescribed. Marijuana can be recommended, approved, endorsed or suggested by a doctor. This error is shown by both The Union’s writers and editorial staff, and the county Sheriff Royal. It would be nice for someone familiar with the laws be able to enforce the laws.

Third, the county has better things to waste money on besides busting non-violent marijuana growers. They could pay for The Union to get a fact checker!

Joe Paquin

Grass Valley

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