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TACOMA: Medical pot dispensaries are a joke

Letter by Lynn Reeves, Tacoma on July 26, 2012 at 9:34 am | 16 Comments »
July 27, 2012 12:55 pm

Re: “City’s caution irritates medical pot retailers” (TNT, 7-23).

I used to smoke pot years ago. I liked it, but I quit because it was making me stupid.

I work very close to a medical marijuana dispensary. I voted to allow these dispensaries to exist because I believed people who need pot for medical reasons should have access to it. Now I regret my vote.

I see tons of people in their 20s pulling up to buy pot to get high. They come in cars loaded with all the people who are going to get high off the pot that the person with the medical card is buying. I highly doubt that the kid in the skinny jeans and the green hair running out to his car full of friends with a bag of pot in hand has a medical condition that needs that pot.

They smoke it in the parking lot. People who work there smoke it out behind the building.

Either we need to legalize marijuana or we need to make it so that only people who truly need it get the medical cards. My dog is getting a bit arthritic; maybe he can get a medical pot card. It seems to be that easy.

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