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Chicken scratch

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‘F’ as in Frank by John Fannin

I want to grow marijuana in my back yard. It’s legal in this state, and since I want to grow it everyone should be able to do it.

In fact, let’s change the Sunnyside city code so I can grow marijuana on my property.

Heck, it could even be an FFA or 4-H project for kids.

I know what I’ll do, I try and find a buddy on the Sunnyside City Council to push the planning commission to take up marijuana farming in the city limits.

Yeah, that’s the ticket.

Pressuring the city council to pressure the planning commission has worked in the past.

Some would cluck that it’s working now.

There are some who say my fundraising project might be a nuisance to others, but so what? I want to grow marijuana so change the law, please.

After all, in my little yard I’ll only be able to grow a little marijuana…you know just some chicken scratch.

I’ll keep my plants under cover, but if a few buds escape, oh well, I’ll try and do better next time.

That’s just the price to pay when your chickens come home to roost.

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linariley 2 months, 2 weeks ago

John, your comparisons between Marijuana and Chickens is kind of wonky. No FFA or 4-H would allow underage children to grow Marijuana as a project, the same as not allowing them to produce a still and alcohol. The bottom line here is education on Marijuana and personal responsibility. It is also a lesson on respect of your neighbors and your community. Why on earth would anyone become involved in city politics when every consideration and idea is arm chaired quarterbacked by some person, like yourself who has never served in the position. You make it sound like it is all so ridiculous. Well, let's look at Yakima, Seattle, and Mercer Island who embrace some sort of ability to have chickens in the city, allowing people to enjoy their personal property and personal responsibility. They don't think it is ridiculous, they call it quality of life. Maybe you think Sunnyside can't handle personal responsibility. Shame on you. We should hold ourselves no less than any other community. As for Marijuana, educate yourself on the issue before you decide that a couple of buds could just go missing. Not that simple. Simple people make it that simple.

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