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By Toni Reita

Time to get on the cannibis bandwagon

Letter from the Community


To the Editor:

Cannabis legalization means billions of dollars for Washington. Can you imagine some peripheral businesses it will create? It was businesses supporting the California Gold Rush that became rich, not prospectors!

Make no mistake, this is world history in the making, a pendulum swing toward our ancestors’ cannabis-rich roots when American colonists enacted a Virginia law in 1619 which required cannabis production for farmers. In 1762 Virginia imposed penalties for those who didn't produce. Presidents Washington and Jefferson were cannabis farmers, and many cannabis sativa fields were grown by patriotic Revolutionary War-era farmers. From 1942 to 1946, after the 1930s plant...

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