I am writing to stimulate a discussion that we should have pot stores in Richland or one of the other cities.
After being refused by the city council last year, I learned that the power to say no is too powerful for them.
Also, with the closures of too many medical dispensaries in Washington last July, I wonder what efforts are being done to reopen access to patients. Far too many are letting their authorizations expire rather than renew and go for a card, mainly because of lost tax incentives.
The state Liquor and Cannabis Board has done a poor job of issuing licenses, and seems to care more about the value of each license than the access to more stores.
Just because civil rights, President Obama and legal cannabis did poorer in Eastern Washington doesn’t mean they weren’t extremely necessary. Cannabis is an issue that will outstay the election!
Eric Kalia, Richland