It is with breathtaking irrationality and greed that the city of Arcata has embraced a cannabis tracking system ("Farm to Flame," Aug. 18). This plant, after 10,000 years of beneficial use by humanity, doesn't need the regulation being proposed for it, which is a crass justification for taxing it. One can only hope that the legal impositions of the impending state initiative and local legislation fail to be enacted. We live here, partly to avoid the social and political chaos of the rest of the U.S. What fools we are to invite it into our midst.
Greg Movsesyan, McKinleyviille