I see the Washington Department of Dope is moving slowly ahead without my help. The Herald's special section, The State of Agriculture, surely showed that Eastern Washington farmers can successfully grow any crop. Why not ask one or two farmers to grow circles of pot? They might be interested when net profit per acre is $50,000.
Who would miss peas, corn, carrots, or asparagus? I might be the first to report the pot fly. This insect lays its eggs under the cannabis leaf. Its color has been reported as green or red. It has three wings and flies upside down and backwards. No non-cannabis-using scientist has seen or reported this insect. The eggs only develop after the leaf is harvested, dried, and smoked. Infested users utter words such as "dude" and "cool" at inappropriate times. Most importantly, those cannabis plants infested with the fly cannot be harvested legally because the fly is on the endangered species list. I'm certain the California consultants have not advised the dope commission of this particular problem.
MICHAEL MEHREN, Hermiston