Letter: Marijuana choice belongs to Westport residents, not Coastal Healing

Posted 10/21/20

To the editor:

A significant concern for the town of Westport when the marijuana cultivation issue is on the table, is the water table levels.  Westport has had an issue this season with the …

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Letter: Marijuana choice belongs to Westport residents, not Coastal Healing

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To the editor:

A significant concern for the town of Westport when the marijuana cultivation issue is on the table, is the water table levels.  Westport has had an issue this season with the drought with more than a few homes and farms wells going dry.  An Aquaphor study is needed. What impact will the proposed marijuana production facilities have on an already strained water system?

 At the town meeting Oct 3, the residents once again, stated they do not want recreational marijuana sales in our town, let alone production and sales of the product.

If marijuana is federally illegal and federal law supersedes state law why can’t the residents of Westport have the town selectmen seek a “stay order” in federal court? If successful this will give the town of Westport time to decide what it wants in our town.

This decision should be made by the residents, not Coastal Healing and their attorney.

In light of the October 3 results, as well as the previous results, all against the opening of the town to marijuana, why aren’t all the town selectmen voting to support the townspeople? 

Valerie Huggins

Westport

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