Letters to the Editor

God’s gift to man: marijuana

With the countless problems California citizens face, struggling to use the God-given plant cannabis (marijuana) for medical reasons (Letters. “SLO County Cities Should Not Ban Patients,” Dec. 29), it should be obvious that it’s time to completely end cannabis prohibition. Ending cannabis prohibition in Colorado eliminated perhaps 90 percent of the controversy California citizens face. Now sick people in Colorado no longer are required to get a doctor’s permission to use the plant or the state’s permit to use or grow the plant. That is to say, sick citizens no longer pay the state extortion money for protection from the police in order to grow and use what God indicates He created and says is good on literally the first page of the Bible.

Legalizing cannabis would also force Pismo Beach police Chief Jake Miller to return to protecting citizens instead of gardening.

Stan White, Dillon, Colorado