We’ve come to a tipping point regarding marijuana prohibition. The longstanding principle is at odds with the new policy — both sides have compelling arguments, with legal support.
The letter of the law is still too ambiguous and we rely on too few representatives to interpret and enforce these ambiguities. Why waste the limited resources of the people to battle this out for months or years in the circles of the judiciary? It is not an elected representative’s right to promote their personal values, but it is their duty to implement the will of their constituents. The current argument about the city of Pasco v. Lucky Leaf Co. is predominantly speculation as to what the residents want today.
Pasco, and each of the local municipalities for that matter, should draft a referendum/ordinance for the November ballot and determine the true will of its people in the true American way.