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9/18/2012 10:54:00 AM
Letter: Medical marijuana dispensary alarms resident

To the editor:

In the Williams News last week was a notice of public hearing that should concern many residents of our community. It stated the city of Williams Planning and Zoning is having a public hearing on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers regarding having a medical marijuana dispensary at the previously Pouquette Realty building on the corner of Route 66 and Lewis Street. All interested persons may attend and address their comments to the commission/city council.

Also on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. the city council will act upon the planning and zoning request. You may attend both meetings and express your desire for our community.

This may be your only chance to have the commission and council members realize the direction you want our city to grow.

Ruth Sanzari

Williams, Ariz.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, October 22, 2012
Article comment by: Sam Koenig

Way to go Pat! We agree with you as does everyone in town!

Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Article comment by: Ron Pauly

Well i appretiate the support for personal freedoms.Now we have an election coming where people have the freedom to vote for the candidate of theyre choice.Even those Obama supporters,no matter how misguided they are.They have the freedom to make a choice.
The FDA and the government make many mistakes that effect peoples lives.I prefer the votes of citizens of each state to run theyre lives.Even further is the rights of individuals to make decisions for themselves.
Isnt it awesome that some people would take it upon themselves to stop people from purchasing medicine that can bring relief from pain and help with certain medical conditions.

Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Article comment by: Patrick O'Brien

I believe someone should inform Mr. Pauly that this is still a Federal Offense. I guess he's impressed with a bunch of dope smoking idiots. Is this the work-base an employer would want to pull from?
I sure wouldn't employ a dope smoking idiot in my business!

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Article comment by: Ron Pauly

Im a local.I like people to have freedom.Sad if that dosent seem like a good thing.
Just think of all the people who own firearms.And the people trying to stop that freedom right now.Abortion,a horrible thing.Yet people want the freedom to do that also.
People all over driving big gas hog pickup trucks spewing more pollution per mile and supporting terrorism.Yet they have the freedom to do this.So blah blah! Get over this impulse to control everyone who dosent agree with your thinking.

Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Article comment by: Sally Saunders

I don't get this Ron pauly guy? Since when is smoking pot a freedom in this country? If Williams only has 5 card holders, why would we need this business? Something is fishy about this whole thing. The townspeople are being misled again

Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Article comment by: Ron Pauly

Mabe its a freedom issue.I dont drink but i dont go around complaining about the local bars and their links to DUI and violence caused by these dealers of liquid happiness.
I didnt read anything about my spelling from Joe,so kut him som slak.
Oh and i dont smoke the reefer.But others who want to,should be able to.If spelling here is that big of an issue here,you have other problems.

Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Article comment by: Fred Thompson

Typical. The rational people complain and try to keep things nice in town and they lose to the losers. Then when things get real bad, the rational people have to pick up the pieces. The losers just drift away into the marijuana cloud.

Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Article comment by: Continuous Laughs

"This business is a magnet to the bad elements and losers in our society." Which, already make up 75% of Williams without a dispensary.

Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Article comment by: Reality Is

No brainer, it passed.

PS People buy (and abuse) much more dangerous drugs all day, everyday in your local Safeway.

5.4 MILLION people overdose on opiates EVERY year. They obtain these DRUGS legally from your local pharmacy everyday.

Shall we chase the pharmacies away also? Hmmm.. Let everyone go to Flagstaff...???

Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Article comment by: u get real

You can't stop it. It doesn't matter if there is only 1 card holder in town, inform youself as to how they "survive" please. There are strict rules, if you don't want to believe that then that is your problem. If they break the rules, then I'm sure the school board member who also is the chief of police will be there to cuff-em Dano.

Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Article comment by: Get Real

How many card holders are there in Williams? How could this "business" survive without selling to non card holders? We don't need this place here legal or not. Those that think that there are "strict" rules in place are just kidding themselves. This business is a magnet to the bad elements and losers in our society.

Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Article comment by: Torn and Conflicted

Bob b, what does the Chamber of Commerce have to do with this? The meeting involved the local Planning and Zoning Commission, and nobody else.

Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012
Article comment by: sticky icky

Hey Joe since you got on Ron Paully for his spelling, you should check what you just wrote. "If your so desperate for drugs" should be "if you're so desperate for drugs". Just sayin.

Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012
Article comment by: bob B

Gary Norton,
Not uninformed, using common sense and logic. Williams is an itty bitty town. Flagstaff is a much bigger city! Go to the nearby bigger city and get your joints. Car pool if you are so inclined. The hand full of marijuana users in Williams, if there are any, have been going to Flagstaff all along anyway. Putting a stinky joint shake on Historic Rt. 66 is outrageous, if not a stupid idea. I can't believe anyone would even consider it let alone the Chamber of Commerce. What a waste! And to think the merchants of Williams are trying to figure out ways to attract tourists. Not even Ash Fork would have something like that! Shame on you.

Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012
Article comment by: Joe Walbeck

Well, if drugs are already in our town of Williams, WE DON'T NEED A SHOP!
Mack is right. If your so desperate for drugs, drive to Flagstaff.

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