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Small town mentality | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The “small town” mentality of the Marysville City Council’s action on the subject of medical marijuana is appalling.

They have gone far beyond their realm of knowledge and their rights when they think they should be involved in their neighbors’ medical treatment. If someone’s doctor decides that marijuana would be a viable treatment for whatever condition that patient has and it is not illegal under state law, then what right does anyone have to try to regulate that patient’s treatment? And if a doctor recommends that a patient medicate with medical marijuana, the patient needs somewhere to obtain their medication and that would be at a dispensary or co-op, or to grow their own.

This arrogant “Town Council” thinks they are qualified to do that?  I don’t think so. But when I need medication I will go to Seattle.  And while I am there I will get my groceries, gasoline, a new refrigerator ... whatever it is I need. That will be my vote. And seeing Seattle get the portion of the sales tax I pay, rather than having Marysville get it, will be my reward.

In closing I would like to say that if Marysville is to grow any bigger than it is, its governing body needs to start listening to the residents instead of thinking they are qualified to make decisions that effect our lives. But it’s obvious to me that, at this point in time, they aren’t.  That’s what is wrong with this nation as a whole; we have too many people in positions to make decisions that effect our lives and they aren’t even qualified to run their own personal lives. Sad state of affairs.

David Fast



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