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Michelle Reynolds: Ban a decent compromise

I must be missing something. After watching the county supervisors’ review of the proposed “ban” on marijuana growth in the county, it appears that supporters of “no ban” feel as if a ban will leave them no way to obtain the marijuana they or their family members may need for qualified medical purposes.

Doesn’t the proposed ban allow for users to grow up to 12 plants in an enclosed structure (such as a greenhouse)? If that’s the case, it seems a ban really shouldn’t be such a divisive issue at all — the ban would help reduce the number of negative issues described by Sheriff Royal, which marijuana supporters claim to abhor (crime, water theft, environmental degradation, etc.), yet still enable those who need the drug to have it.

Sounds like a good compromise, doesn’t it?

Michelle Reynolds

Grass Valley

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