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I was really disappointed to see that instead of plastering it all over the cover, you chose to put the news on how Santa Barbara City College won best community college in the nation in a quarter-page News of the Week article on page 14.

Your cover story that week was “Need for Weed.” Just how many times in the past year have you put “weed” on the cover? I am sick of it. Do you really think that there are that many people in Santa Barbara that are sooo interested in medical marijuana?

SBCC winning this title is big news, and you should have handled it as such. I am truly disappointed in your choice of what makes it on to the cover of your newspaper.

Editor's Note: We last mentioned marijuana on our cover in February 2010 in a single line highlighting the news story "Medical Marijuana Shakedown."


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SBCC is still on a warning status regarding its accreditation. The Aspen Institute which awarded SBCC the prize focuses on political activism and not academics.
You must be really out of touch (see Editor's Note) or a friend of Marty Blum's to think the people in this area would be more interested in pr buzz for SBCC than issues that effect them or those they love on an everyday basis.
You're "sick of it"? Good. Quit standing in the way of access for patients and you won't have to hear about it anymore.
SBCC winning that "title" is trivial news at best given who gave it to them. If I were editor they would've been lucky to have gotten an 1/8th of a page.
Now Ms. Summersett, let's discuss your promotion of privatizing our educational system while we're on the topic of academia.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
March 28, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Some academics are stuck in a bubble, or faking it. Gives a bad name for the real fact finders who are easy to spot too.

spacey (anonymous profile)
March 28, 2013 at 3:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I agree with you sort of, but not really.

Medical Marijuana, is no longer about medical marijuana.

In the minds of some Santa Barbarians, it's not really about access to medicine as they say - so in that regard I agree with you, that they are supporting it for the wrong reasons.

The reason to support it, is for sick people to have access, and I don't like it when people support it for other reasons than what they say.

But it's no longer about that. It's now about power,control and taxation.

The CDC is now manufacturing fake studies about the evils of medical marijuana on your tax dollar.

Expect Refer-Madess 2.0, to be released in the next year or two, followed by a sin tax, or making it illegal if they can not get that.

Marijuana has always been about the government being pissed that they could not tax the hell out of it. When the people resist, they make it illegal, and if you are sick - too bad.

This is what people should be outraged about.

Right decision, but wrong reasons.

You bring up sort of a good point, even if I don't agree with it,
hopefully it will make people think.

Think about the legalization of medicine that is coming around the corner, thanks to propaganda that you pay for.

Is it not wonderful to pay the government 1/2 of your money to shorten your life?

Welcome to America.

nobody123 (anonymous profile)
April 1, 2013 at 5:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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