So Long, Charles
Charles, you know you are irreplaceable (Sunday’s Best, Aug. 1) But I so understand, that pen can be heavy! You’ve done a good job!
Beware the Black Market
Thanks to Danielle O’Leary, director of economic development, San Rafael with it’s pilot program seems a perfect fit for San Rafael. Some towns are just hiding in the dark fearing that the sky will fall by fulfilling the voters legalizing of cannabis. Fairfax council let the church soccer moms kill their program leading the former mayor to file a public initiative. This will cause the results to be determined by the people. I think we can figure out how that vote will go. The town council will forever loose control of cannabis in town because of being to weak to govern. San Rafael and now Novato are smart enough to figure this out. Marin County does not need dispensaries in every town, a healthy delivery program as planned will suffice so that people get their meds. Other out of town or Fairfax recreational delivery companies can take care of the rec folks. In time our planners can expand or reduce these programs as needed. One thing for sure, the communities that maintain full bans are only kidding themselves. The black market folks are just waiting for the voids and they will fill them. I hope the church soccer moms (my mother was one) realize that a highly regulated cannabis industry will ensure safety compared to the black market street vendors. And Cannabis is not the only item they sell.