Public pot forum to educate masses on pros, cons in order

It was an interesting forum at City Hall Feb. 8 and again Feb. 22, with quite a turnout, and the newspapers did a fine write up, too. However, until we reduce cannabis from a Schedule 1 drug to a lesser degree, we are wasting time, money and real education on cannabis.

Many of us would like to see a public forum at Homer or Mariner theaters to educate the masses and confirm the pros and cons of pot.

Mr. Brian Partridge from our local university gave a good presentation on cannabis a couple of summers ago, perhaps he would give the lecture again.

Cannabis use has been with us globally for a long time. It’s not the evil stigma as shown in the propaganda movie “Refer Madness.” Recently on television, Dr. Sanjay Gupta did a series on CNN about cannabis and Henry Rollins did an episode on the History Channel, “10 Things You Didn’t Know about Marijuana.” There are other programs as well.

Dr. Mitch Earleywin wrote a book, “Understanding Marijuana,” that I found at the Homer library. It’s quite educational. At the end of each chapter is a brief summary on each subject for those who don’t like to read books. All of these also are available on computer.

Another City Hall meeting on the cannabis issue is at 6 p.m. March 14 in the council chambers.

Wes Schacht

Kachemak Cannabis Coalition