On MMDs, who speaks for the Springs?
I found it interesting that Sioux Messinger would take issue with the Index-Tribune for not publishing her "research" sources about medical marijuana dispensaries, since I have repeatedly asked her publicly for her sources and data at various meetings when she has submitted "facts." She never has the source information, or forgot it, will get it to me and never does. I have also emailed her and asked to see these sources of data and "facts" that she constantly claims, and she has never responded.
So, in lieu of receiving any research data and sources from her, I did my own research and found there are no credible studies that support her many claims about MMDs and gangs, crime and drug use. In fact, it's too bad the liquor stores around the corner from the elementary schools in the Springs don't have the same security options and standards that MMDs do.
Here is the deal Sioux: Medical marijuana is legal in this state as approved by a majority vote. MMDs are legal as well. If you don't support them then don't go to one. If you get cancer or another painful and debilitating illness you have the choice to not use medical marijuana as a treatment or pain-relief option. That's totally your call, no one is going to put it in your pipe and make you smoke it. So have the same respect for others and stop trying to make a medical, personal and often-needed choice for ill people.
And for the record: I have been a member of the Springs Community Alliance since the STFCC days and I don't support your agenda. You never even came to Springs meetings until now.
Where were you when people were getting hit by cars on Highway 12 because we didn't have sidewalks? That was a far greater danger than an MMD that doesn't even exist. Enough with the witch hunt already, please. You don't speak for all of us in the Springs. Who are you to define wholesome for us all?