While reading the front-page Herald story Sunday, July 6, 2014, about the new medical marijuana stores to open here in Bellingham, my memory became less dusty as I read along.
Any of you who were living in Bellingham in the '90s may remember that Ward Nelson, a conservative, sat on the Whatcom County Council for at least one term, perhaps more.
One of the article's photos shows Nelson training employees of one of the soon-to-open retail marijuana stores. It also states that he is a major investor in one of those two stores set to open first. He goes on to say that he's involved because he anticipates great monetary gains -- natural for an investor to expect.
My thoughts are that this right-winger is now going to be making a lot of money -- not for his contributions to our community (which were rare, if at all) but for being on the ground-floor of this liberal new law!
Go figure -- staunch Republicans crossing the line for profit! Unreal, but real.