May 4, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Summit Daily News "Lower Blue landowners wary of pot cultivation proposal"

It is just so hard to grasp why any municipal or county government would allow anything to do with marijuana until federal law and state law is in sync.

It's almost as though our elected officials just simply do not care what the potential ramifications to their citizens are. 

Of course the area homeowners do not want to be on record with reporters.  Not when whatever they say is going to be blasted around on every pro-pot forum as either near-hate content or painting them to be active supporters.

Caddie Nath:
"New county regulations currently on the table could allow medical marijuana businesses to establish large grow operations in the traditionally agricultural northern parts of the county.

But some landowners in the Lower Blue River Valley aren't thrilled with the idea of having the medical marijuana industry as a new neighbor.

“One of the huge concerns is security,” said Lower Blue resident Kevin Mastin, who is challenging Karn Stiegelmeier for county commissioner in the November elections “What seems to have initiated this is they felt that Breckenridge and Frisco, where the shops are located, it was too expensive for them to grow. It's kind of like putting a Breckenridge and Frisco problem onto the other side of the county.”

Mastin called commercial grow operations “incompatible” with the type of agriculture that exists in that part of the county and said he's frustrated with the county government's failure to provide information on the proposal to residents in the area.

Mastin said he's not the only one with apprehensions about the proposed policy, though his neighbors declined to speak with the Summit Daily on the record....." (Read more?  Click title)

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