One of the arguments for continuing Richland's marijuana moratorium is that county residents voted against the recreational marijuana initiative. But the county also recently voted to put hard liquor in all of our grocery stores, so it's hard to argue that residents are very concerned about public safety.
Alcohol is far more dangerous than marijuana, and it makes no sense to have a huge increase in the number of stores that can sell hard liquor and at the same time outlaw a couple of marijuana stores.
If the Richland City Council thinks it is now their job, in the interest of public safety, to outlaw the sale of marijuana, then should they not apply the same safety criteria to the sale of tobacco and liquor?
JACK EDWARDS, Richland