It’s encouraging to read that laws and attitudes toward cannabis (marijuana) are changing (“County Starts Regulating Medical Marijuana Dispensaries,” Oct. 7). California was the first state to prohibit the relatively safe, God-given plant cannabis, the first to legalize it for sick citizens and now may become the first to re-legalize it completely by voting “YES” on Proposition 19. A sane or moral reason to cage responsible adults for using the plant doesn’t exist.

Ending cannabis prohibition and extermination in North America is one of the most important issues of our time.

Stan White, online reader
Dillon, Colo.