Rapid Response

August 9, 2011

By Contributor

Issaquah is the midst of a six-month moratorium to assess and determine how to address medical marijuana operations. How would you solve the issue to balance the city’s and patients’ interests?

Need to push the federal government on this issue. Not sure the city’s and patients’ interests are in conflict — would prefer to put illegal drug dealers out of business. Council should solicit views of the public — via emails, town meetings, etc. — and make a decision, quickly.
Monica Drakes, Issaquah

Legalize and tax it, period.
Bryan Weinstein, Issaquah

Legalize and tax marijuana for anyone over 21 just like liquor. But no state stores unlike liquor.
Tom Masters, Issaquah

Why is it not treated as any other drug? The doctor writes a prescription, the patient then goes to a drugstore and gets it filled. Patients do not mix/grow/boil their own chemicals to get their required medication.
Ken Sessler, Issaquah

I would give more credence to actual pain patients and the providers who prescribe marijuana than I would to activists or those who will profit from sales. Listen to both sides of the addiction issue.
Mark Bowers, Issaquah

Instead of a hand-wringing moratorium, the best approach is to work toward legalization of marijuana.
Hank Thomas, Issaquah

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