John Pogline: No pot in Craig! |

John Pogline: No pot in Craig!

To the editor:To the editor:

To the editor:

According to CDOT statistics, as reported in the Monday, May 23, 2016 Craig Daily Press, “nearly 55 percent of marijuana users drove high an average of seven days per month. And according to the Colorado State Patrol, so far this year, nearly one out of every five DUI’s in Colorado involves marijuana.” Do we really believe making marijuana legal in Moffat County is going to be a benefit? Haven’t there been enough deaths due to driving under the influence of alcohol in Moffat County to prove we do not need people driving under the influence of marijuana here?

Mr. Beck is correct. The majority of the people in Craig and Moffat County do not want marijuana legalized. Yes, we have a shortfall of funds, but legalizing marijuana would be more harmful than good.

The majority of the people have already voted pot down. Yes, you can put it on the ballot again and we can prove to everyone we still do not want pot legal here. And I hope as important as this issue is, it will go before the public.

The pot sellers committee estimate about 30 jobs paying well over the minimum wage would be created. I think it would be more like four or five minimum wage jobs and my estimate is as accurate as theirs.

I firmly believe that selling pot in Craig is not going to promote tourism in our area. We have already voted down the legalization of marijuana in Moffat County and Craig. To put the issues on the ballot again is just a needless expense that the taxpayers do not need. We have already spoken: NO POT!

John PoglineJohn Pogline

John Pogline


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