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Wes Hawkins: I guess, ’tis the season?

’Tis the season of the skunk, every pot grower’s time of year.

For the last month my property has smelled like a herd of skunks has invaded it. Every morning I wake up and try to go outside to have my morning cup of coffee, only to have to retreat back into my house for fresh air during this time of the year.

I have to smell this pungent aroma all day.



My electric bill will probably show to be 20 to 30 dollars more per month during these months because I have to run my AC longer into the evening to keep my house comfortable. I can’t open my doors or windows unless I want my house to smell like a skunk also.

This year seems to be worse. Thank you neighbors for being so inconsiderate to those around you. I wonder since they have so little respect for me should I show any toward them with regards of turning them in to the authorities — not that it would do any good in this county.




This is the biggest reason I am against legalizing it for any reason. The people who grow it and the people who smoke have zero respect or consideration of those around them that don’t want to smell it.

If you choose to grow and smoke it, do it inside your own house. Those who smoke it have no consideration of those who will inhale their smoke while walking down the streets of Grass Valley and Nevada City, or sitting in their own back yard for that matter.

Of course they all claim they need it for “medicinal” purposes. This is the biggest load of garbage for an argument for growing and smoking it there is. It’s just the bandwagon excuse they all climb on in order to have it.

I wish the Board of Supervisors would consider the people in this county that don’t want to have to smell this garbage and show some respect for them when it comes to voting on the regulations for outdoor grows.

Wes Hawkins

Grass Valley


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