As a visitor to Steamboat and a potential resident, I felt I needed to address your take on medical marijuana and the places where it is sold. Please do not be God, judge and jury until you have walked in the shoes of those who have needed this service. I believe these are places that are better controlled than liquor stores and places that sell cigarettes. It took us a long time to find out that these two habits were life ending. We are moving into the future, and your ideas need to do the same. A controlled and licensed place is better than on the street. A license is a legal permit that you give to sell cigarettes and liquor, and you have no problem with them and their harmfulness, but you oppose helping those with conditions that allow medical marijuana. Print all the facts, deaths caused by drunk drivers, deaths from lung disease and cancers and deaths from medical marijuana.
Mary H. French
Merritt Island, Fla.