The following Letter to the Editor by former Mayor Ken Brown was published in today’s IT. Below it, is the Comment we posted to the letter.
Loss of enthusiasm
EDITOR: I find it a bit ironic that, as the Sonoma City Council reviews its selections for Rachel Hundley’s vacant council seat, I am resigning from the board of the Sonoma Valley Cannabis Enthusiasts.
I no longer feel that the enthusiast organization fits with my views on cannabis in the Sonoma Valley.
I joined this group with my late wife, Jewel Mathieson, grounded in the principles of good medical cannabis policy.
The recent lobbying by those connected to the industry is disrespectful to Jewel’s core belief in unfettered public access to medicinal cannabis.
I will continue to advocate for a second dispensary at council meetings, and for positive conversations with folks in the industry and concerned citizens of Sonoma.
I am a prompt responder to phone calls and emails, so please feel free to contact me.