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Reader: Medical marijuana centers deserve to be treated with same respect as other businesses

William Breathes' post about the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division's employee licensing troubles, which ultimately led to at least a month's extension of the July 1 deadline, was filled with stories of delays and frustrations. One reader handled the obstacles calmly -- with one notable exception.

Natures Spirit writes:

My employee and I faced the same situation when arriving at the dog tracks. People standing in line were very patient and in relatively positive moods. We decided not to stay as the person who was checking people in said we would have to come back anyways due to the fact that people were not able to finish in one day. We had traveled two hours from the mountains to basically be turned away. Still in a good mood I understood. What did finally bother me was a remark the lady said when checking us in. She commented very rudely that we all waited till the last minute to come down here and do all this and that is why it was such a disastrous situation. Like we are obviously such slackers being in this type of business!!! I was shocked and so annoyed that she had the gall to make such a remark. I kindly responded to her reminding her that they just posted these applications 2 weeks ago. It takes time to not only get them to all your employees but for them to fill it out and also come up with the fees to apply which range from $75 to $250. Anyone in any business would have a couple day lapse in such a process before having all your ducks in a row and to be able to arrange for time off as well as planning to travel such distances requiring everyone to apply in person. I pray that one day if we all keep our chins up, and our heads held high we will be given the respect as any other business owner would.

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