In regards to the recent letter to the editor from Shawn Welch, WOW! That’s really all I have to say. I read that letter and I present my own with a great deal of disappointment. I will start by discrediting his “policies” about how his operations are so behind closed doors and that children have absolutely no idea of what is going on at so called places of “business” such as Lucky Farms. Come on, kids aren’t stupid. Last I checked there were laws about people under the age of 21 purchasing alcohol. It also reminds me that it’s illegal to purchase tobacco under the age of 18 in the state of Colorado. Are both of these policies 100 percent effective? I think not.
And I really don’t buy all the chronic pain bogus either. Our country’s people have been dealing with pain for over 200 years and have done so without resorting to banned substances. I know that there are a great deal of people in the town of Lyons that would much rather see Lyons as the good tourist location and place of recreation rather than the town where everybody goes to get their so-called medication. It’s disturbing to me that individuals such as Shawn Welch resort to such low standards. You’re ruining the reputation of a good town, one that I grew up in a short time ago.
Since graduating and joining the military, I’ve noticed Lyons is going away from the cute town it once was. If the people in Lyons are worried about the children of the town, people need to step up. I really don’t need to hear any false fronts about efforts to protect the children from people selling marijuana. My policy to protect the future is to round up every marijuana selling business and send them packing. Seems far more effective than Shawn Welch’s idea of having “double door visual deterrent” in his marijuana distributing facility, what a joke!