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Pot harm misguided

I understand the moral attitude that disagrees with selling weed in Spokane Valley. The thing I don’t understand is how City Council members can enact a bunch of random regulations on an industry (legalized marijuana sales) while ignoring an industry that sells more socially acceptable products that are probably more harmful than marijuana within the proposed designated no-sell zones.

I’m talking about alcohol, tobacco products, and extremely sugary and salty snacks. Convenience stores are located right across the street from a few schools and half a block away from many schools in the Valley.

Heart disease is listed as the No. 1 cause of death in America on several websites. Two of the main causes of heart disease listed are smoking and obesity. Connect the dots. I am just asking for some consistency in governance from my City Council.

Steve Lacombe

Spokane Valley


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