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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Open letter to City Council

Dear City Council members,

I was extremely surprised to read in the Tahoe Tribune that you would consider closing our medical marijuana dispensaries. I would encourage those of you with negative attitudes about marijuana to educate yourselves on the history of the current prohibition and the effects of marijuana use both medically and socially.

Closing these dispensaries would put hundreds of residents in the position of seeking their medication in less than desirable situations. Illegal drug trade and illegal grows would increase as patients feel the need to take the situation into their own hands. Closing the dispensaries would not in any way be serving the best interests of our community.



The voters in the State of California have decided our course here, and I hardly feel the city council in South Lake Tahoe has the moral authority to back pedal and create its own rules. After all, this is the council that brought us the Ta-hole at Stateline. Wisdom is not a collective virtue held by the council.

I would once again, encourage the council to educate themselves, rather than finding a feel good, bumper sticker answer to life. We do not need platitudes or self serving, non-thinking decisions. The voters have already spoken.



Gail Finkelstein

South Lake Tahoe


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