More to marijuana than just dollars and cents | Letter
When will some people realize that you cannot answer the moral objections many have to recreational marijuana with dollars and cents? It’s like asking for a background check on someone and instead receiving a list of their good deeds. Put as many numbers behind that dollar sign as you can conjure up and it will be no more compelling an answer.
The costs cannot be covered in currency. Destroying families and children’s futures and trying to justify it with job creation and tax revenue was and still is inadequate for nearly half of our state’s voters. Some people will indeed get jobs while others lose fathers or children to oblivion, to nothingness, or to accidents. As common sense foretold, like with any drug there will be devastating accidents and they are showing up in the headlines (perhaps previous letter writers should pay closer attention).
Numbers drove the campaign to legalize but some very unflattering numbers are beginning to take shape. The true costs are incalculable, so here is the only number likeness that matters to me: some. That’s how many healthy families will be adversely affected by the new law. And that’s enough to have made it wrong. Those families have names and in a town as small as ours some of those will be ones you recognize.
There are better ways to create jobs and tax revenue than by selling out your neighbors.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
The Courier-Herald is publishing a three-part debate between Black Diamond Mayor Carol Benson and her opponent Judy Baxley. Last week, candidates answered questions concerning the city, and what they would do as mayor to address any issues. This week, Part 2, is a chance for candidates to rebut their opponent’s statements. Part 3 will wrap-up with final statements.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.