Letters: No need for more dispensaries – Ukiah Daily Journal

To the Editor:

I strenuously object to allowing the sale of pot 2 blocks from City Hall, two and a half blocks from a school and a park on the “coveted” west side.  This area is one of the nicer areas, surrounded by handsome, older homes.  This business would be a black eye on any neighborhood.  It is also one block from the seasonal ice rink and the plaza where many Ukiah’s children congregate.  Such a business  should be located in an industrial area away from children.

Ukiah is trying to upgrade its image to attract tourists by beautifying the downtown.  The avenue leading up to the civic center is a lovely landscaped avenue. We don’t need a pot store to detract from it.  If we allow a pot store we may as well move the Forrest Club  there.  Calling it a “cannabis dispensary” doesn’t change it from a pot selling store.  As the maid in Gone With the Wind said, “You can dress yourselves up in fancy clothes, but you’re still mules in horses harness.”

We already have enough “dispensaries.”

-Janet Freeman, Ukiah

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