Email your letter to editor@fedwaymirror.com. File photo

Email your letter to editor@fedwaymirror.com. File photo

Cannabis should be legalized for sale in Federal Way

It’s been said cannabis will be the next large-scale economic driver.

With regard to the thinking that cannabis brings crime into a city, I would think that would be before voters legalized cannabis.

It was illegal but now not. It has been put into the open market as a business, and certainly by removing those barriers, a vast myriad of products are springing forth, new jobs are being created by the new industries that are popping up around the state and across the country. It’s been said it will be the next large-scale economic driver and investors will be jumping on the commercial ventures that will most certainly be put forward.

As to it being a gateway addiction drug, I’m not sure where you live, but certainly Federal Way has had its drug scene on the corners of our city with black tar opium and fentanyl. We find needles strewn all over our parks, wooded areas, back streets, and those are the people who are truly addicted to something that is extremely difficult to cease using.

We have liquor that can be purchased in grocery stores after the state liquor stores were removed and replaced. Certainly the argument exists that drunk driving is alive and well as we hear about it continuously. But liquor is legal.

Cigarettes, which kill people from long-term usage and second-hand smoke, also makes people ill, cancer, lung diseases, a long list of maladies. But it’s legal.

Cannabis has been shown to help people in pain and there are studies that show cannabis can aid people who are recovering from surgery, recovery from drug addiction, aids PTSD sufferers, the list of positives is extremely lengthy. But it’s illegal in Federal Way.

I hope I never need it for my health and I would never purchase it as a recreational consumer item either.

I do, however, think it should be legalized for sale in Federal Way.

Roger Flygare

Federal Way


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@federalwaymirror.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.federalwaymirror.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Letters to the Editor

Listen to voices of reason during worldwide disaster

To the citizens of Federal Way and leaders at all levels of government: Tune out Trump.

Act now, act local

If commercial property landlords do not adopt a more compassionate and sensible position, they will quickly lose all income and destroy the chance of retail recovery.

Make training mandatory for all elected leaders

Congratulations to council member Linda Kochmar, who was awarded an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership.

Raising the red flag on state of the schools

Months have passed and the Federal Way School District still has not published the 2018-2019 Smarter Balanced Assessment district and individual school results.

Don’t ignore the drug problem

Why not start with addressing the truth that homelessness is not a housing shortage or a mental health issue alone — it is a drug problem.

Keep up the great work, Grocery Outlet

A big thank you to the new owners of Grocery Outlet in Federal Way.

Inspirational MLK program in Federal Way

I am hopeful that the young generation will understand and work towards regeneration.

Three issues: International, national, local

National: Three years ago, voters in this country elected a president. People have been fighting it ever since.

Sexual orientation does not change

You may disagree with that statement but that disagreement of yours comes from the fact that you are actually bisexual.

Thank you, Rev. Hosler

It’s bad enough that ignorant people post bigoted homophobic lies on the internet.

Kind teachers, flags make all the difference

I spent 11 years in the Federal Way Public Schools before the days when pride flags and safe stickers could be found in classrooms, but I still turned out gay.

Keep hatred out of local paper

I most certainly would not allow it in my church.