Fact or Fiction? A Closer Look at Medical Marijuana

Editor’s Note: Since the medical marijuana issue is one of great importance to many citizens in the community, we at The Lyons Recorder are trying to allow opposing viewpoints to be expressed. As always, the opinions expressed are those of the author. Anyone with a differing viewpoint is invited to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

by Tina Brown Celona

In the interest of full disclosure, the author of this article is the domestic partner of Read Spear, owner of The Bud Depot and Lyons Indoor Gardening.
It doesn’t surprise me that Mickey Lohr claims that marijuana is a dangerous, mind-altering drug. It does surprise me that he expects reasonable people to believe him.

 

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The Top Ten Reasons You Should Get High on Jesus

  1. You will meet people who’s name is not Dude.
  2. There are no toxic carcinogens.
  3. You won’t get the munchies.
  4. You don’t need a prescription.

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If you had the opportunity to change it, would you?

Dear Town of Lyons,

I will begin with the end in mind:

How do we ask a board of seven individuals to draft up binding, unambiguous legislation, that satisfies all parties, when in fact, all the state’s legal resources have been unable to do that very thing?

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1st Annual Spirit of Lyons Award

The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) presented representatives from the Lyons Garden Club (L to R) Anne O’Brien, Ann Marie Mikoni, Joycelyn Fankhouser with the 1st Annual “Spirit of Lyons Award.” The award was created by the LACC to recognize the contributions to the community by an individual or organization by reflecting, in modern times, the manner in which our founding families created a community in this valley. The recipient’s efforts on behalf of the Lyons Community sets a contemporary example for the rest of us to follow. This award is intended to draw the community’s attention to that example. Photo by Joseph Lekarczyk

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PCDC Elects New Chair

The Planning and Community Development Commissioners (PCDC) met Monday night to do a little “January housecleaning.” The “chores” included welcoming newly appointed Commissioner Michelle Allen,

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Town Staff gets an Earful

The Town Staff continued in their efforts to get a sense for how the community as a whole feels about the sale, growing, and manufacturing of infused medical marijuana products in Lyons last Wednesday

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Understanding Sustainable Living

by Dawn Weller

Sustainability.  Recycle and reuse.  Zero waste.  Perhaps you’ve heard some of these terms on the TV or radio, or in an article.  What do they really mean to us in Lyons?  Next month, Tuesday, February 15, the Lyons Sustainable Future Commission will be hosting “Sustainability 101,” a class to help those new to the idea of sustainability decode what this type of living looks like in the real world, and why it is critical to a healthy future.

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Potentially Frightening News

Dear Editor,
Pastor Lohr’s column on cannabis contains some potentially frightening news.  If what he states is true regarding the increase in use among area teenagers, there should be efforts to do something proactive. 

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Many evils to chase away

Dear Editor,
It is easy to find things in the world to condemn, to be afraid of; marijuana could be one of them. There are many evils to chase away, if you want to.  Alcohol might be a better topic to begin with, since it is the

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