Recent Herald oversize headlines have trumpeted the opening of pot stores as if the millenium has finally arrived.
Advocates of the legalization of recreational marijuana have been nothing if not persistent, but none of my acquaintances will admit to having voted for it. I assumed that many who did were just paying obeisance to Mammon.
Alcohol and illegal drugs have already wreaked havoc on countless families and are responsible for most highway fatalities. Why have we opened another can of worms?
Can anyone deny that children will become innocent victims of marijuana-laced cookies and candy?
This is just another step in the moral degradation of America like the almost weekly school shootings.
Alaska once reversed its decision to allow legalization of recreational pot and some Washington communities have opted out of this new law, so why not Bellingham? But that could require political courage and that often seems in short supply.
Editor's note: Bob Hall is a former member of the Bellingham City Council.