Passage of Measure S a mistake |

Passage of Measure S a mistake

My wife and I lived in Nevada County from 1978 to 1986 and made many close friends here with whom we keep in contact. In 1986, we returned to my hometown of Willits in Mendocino County, where we have worked as a civil engineer and teacher.

We urge you to vote No on Measure S as we have witnessed first-hand in Mendocino County the manipulation of public opinion by commercial pot growers who use the “medical marijuana” argument to confuse the public into endorsing expansion of medical marijuana gardens while in reality selling the “medical marijuana” for recreational use.

Crime has increased in our county because of the criminal element that travels here to participate in marijuana-related activities: home invasions, water theft, electricity theft, burglaries and murders.

Our county resources have been stretched thin as the sheriff’s office and environmental health workers deal with hazardous waste clean up from commercial grow sites.

In our opinion passage of Measure S would be a mistake that would be regretted for many years to come.

Tom and Sandy Peters

Willits, Calif.

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