Reader: We've Always Had Things That Smell Bad. Deal With It!

Why worry about pot when you have Purina?
Why worry about pot when you have Purina?
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Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit rejected the argument that Amendment 64, the 2012 measure that legalized limited recreational cannabis sales in Colorado, was pre-empted by the Controlled Substances Act. It was a victory for two Colorado landowners who'd complained that the smell from a nearby marijuana grow made horse riding on their property less pleasant...and advances a strategy, based on federal racketeering laws, that anti-marijuana forces hope will help them destroy the marijuana industry here and throughout the country. And readers don't appreciate that. Says Dave:

I'd let someone shotgun me in the face with the wispy remnants of some dank, particle-board, ditchweed joint, filtered through used Fruit-of-the-Looms, before I stand near that little breath-thieving niche RIGHT behind the Cheesecake Factory between 16th-17th and Larimer streets. Jesus, it's a knee-buckler on a hot, summer day. At least the smell of weed is somewhat grassy and natural.

Adds James: 

Greeley stinks like shit, oil/gas wells are blowing up, and killing people and we're going to bitch about weed?

Says McLain: 

I look forward to the paper and dog food industries being "doomed," too. And the coal industry. We've always had things that smell bad. Deal with it.

Concludes Rita: 

I don't like the smell of pot, but I don't like the smell of lots of things. We the voters voted to legalize marijuana; it's helped our economy in many ways. These people need to just ride their horses in the other direction and get over it.

What do you think is the worst-smelling place in Colorado? What do you think of this suit?


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