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November 24, 2013
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Vail Daily letter: What about stoned drivers?

Thanks Commissioner Chandler-Henry and Commissioner Ryan. The black market will have a heyday. I understand an ounce of marijuana is $170. Twenty-five percent of that is $42.50. Who is going to pay $42.50 an ounce more if they can “find a guy”?

I wonder how many of the voters in favor of the legalization of marijuana voted for it because they wanted to rid the county of the black market.

On Oct. 29, my letter was printed in the Vail Daily. I read the first paragraph at the Oct. 25 commissioner meeting, which was filmed. It goes,”Kudos to locals who have been using marijuana responsibly, both for recreational and medical reasons. I have been told that I would be quite surprised to find out how many locals use for recreation. Thank you for being so responsible that many residents do not know of the extended use.”

Kudos to Commissioner Sara Fisher. Her suggestion to have recreational marijuana sold only in the two towns which voted for it on Nov. 5 is brilliant. Stay tuned for more brilliance from her. She actually cares about the number of pot shops in Edwards, where there are 11 schools. She actually doesn’t believe a social club with stoned car drivers exiting is a good idea. Consider the drivers from Colorado Mountain Express, which has headquarters in Edwards. There are 90 vans, 42 SUVs, 150 drivers with CME. 4,500 students attend Colorado Mountain College throughout the year. It is my understanding that most of the traffic is caused by Battle Mountain’s 796 students. I don’t want to be right when I express fear about fatalities in Edwards. Put recreational marijuana there plus a social club — are you out of your minds?

This sincere concern for the young in Edwards is a concern many have.

Barbara Allen


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