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By Lou Marzeles

City council needs to make its voice heard on marijuana issue


The mayor of Goldendale wants what he thinks is best for the city, to gather from his recent comments. We’re willing to accept him at his word on that. Nonetheless, there is no way around the fact that his handling of the issue of opening a marijuana retail store in the city limits was disastrously mismanaged.

It should have been obvious how to handle the matter, given the magnitude of the issue and the community’s sensitivity to it. To be unaware of that sensitivity would be remarkably ignorant—or to be aware of it and still be willing to disregard that sensitivity (it had to be one or the other) would be remarkably insensitive. Either way, it’s a serious misstep.

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