Letter to the Editor: Who Keep Cannabis Away from Kids is voting for
The proponents of Measure L, a ballot initiative to curtail the expansion of industrial cannabis businesses in Mount Shasta, have announced their endorsement of two candidates for the Mount Shasta City Council. The Keep Cannabis Away from Kids coalition (KCAfK) has endorsed incumbent Council Member John Stackfleth and newcomer Betty Kreeger. Both Stackfleth and Kreeger support Measure L on the November ballot in Mt. Shasta.
The people of Mount Shasta have been fortunate to have the leadership of John Stackfleth on the city council. He’s been a voice of reason and has worked to ensure that industrial cannabis businesses in our community are fairly regulated and that the interests of kids are protected concerning the operation of industrial cannabis businesses. Councilman Stackfleth opposed reducing the buffer zone between these businesses and schools, daycares and youth centers. Unfortunately, the majority on the council passed the reduction anyway. When KCAfK qualified a referendum to repeal the reduction, Stackfleth led the successful council vote to reverse itself. Later, when KCAfK qualified Measure L for the ballot, Councilman Stackfleth endorsed it and attempted to convince the council to support it as well. We wholeheartedly endorse his continued service on the Council.
Betty Kreeger has the skills and experience to research and understand issues and thus bring independent expertise to debates on the city council. She dug into the industrial cannabis issue and came to realize that these businesses manufacture dangerous products that cause addiction, illnesses and even death. She then became an active volunteer in the campaign to qualify the successful referendum to protect kids and has been strongly supportive of Measure L as well. We look forward to working with her on the city council.
Learn more about Measure L at www.keepcannabisawayfromkids.com
Tom Scovill, Chairman of the Keep Cannabis Away from Kids Coalition