Editor: Marijuana is viewed by many in a derogatory manner, while a medicine by others. Our neighbors to the south see it for its recreational purposes.
I say it‚Äôs time for legalization. Allow grow operations and sales outlets to open. Pump all those lost dollars to organized crime back into our economy. Save on policing costs, and divert our officers to more important matters.
Tourism is sliding, which is a large portion of our economy. Marketing ourselves to a different demographic could prove beneficial for the majority. The exception: criminals.