Will W.Va. legalize recreational marijuana?

Looking at the Saturday, March 27 Letters to the Editor, I see three people who are upset with the government, state and federal, and for good reason.

Thanks to K.J. Woody, Jessica Scott and Clark Martin; very good, thought-provoking letters that cover a lot of ground. Due to space limitations I’m only going to write about Ms. Scott’s letter since she so pointedly pointed out how Charleston wastes so much time on idiocy.

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to analyze someone’s brain with a machine like those the mad scientists used in the late night movies of yore, only much more modern and capable? If a politician wannabe couldn’t muster enough common sense to satisfy the computer they would be shown out of the office. I know a few people who probably would be chased out, not escorted!

OK, I’ll get serious. Ms. Scott gave an excellent synopsis of what frequently goes on in the chambers where the Legislature is supposed to make laws that benefit the citizens, instead of trying to show off or impress his/her constituents and giving the false message that they know something about everything. There are people who are that smart but I don’t think there are any in our Legislature. Read her letter if you haven’t already.

We know that WVFairness has been coming back year after year trying to get laws passed to make criminals out of people like me. I’ve said for many years, you can’t pass a law to force me to like the behavior of LGBTQ people nor require me to associate with them. The government has already in place certain mandates that can completely shut down some businesses and housing corporations with heavy fines if they shun such applicants. But they want more.

Finally there’s the medical marijuana. A few years ago it would not seem possible, especially with Republicans in charge. But they see everything in green these days so we are officially set to become a state of dopers. It’s disgusting. Too lazy to actually work on ways to raise money, they break federal law and start putting pot on the market under the guise of medicine. I think the governor should smoke a big pipe full before his next State of the State address.

Recreational marijuana is next, folks. The feds won’t do anything and that only incentivizes them.

Harold Arbogast


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