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Reader: There's Something Beautiful About Turning a Prison Into a Marijuana Farm

A proposal to transform a shuttered women's prison into a marijuana grow was embraced by many of our readers -- particularly those who recall the days when smoking a joint could get someone tossed into a cell lickety-split. Here's an example.

See also: Marijuana: Ex-Bronco Supports Plan to Turn Women's Prison Into Pot Factory

Greg Jabuki DeRuckus writes:

Prison-turns-marijuana farm is poetic justice.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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