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The following article was posted on December 13th, 2012, in the New Times - Volume 27, Issue 20 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 27, Issue 20

No, we don't need more alcohol

Santa Margarita

By Kevin Lee

I really love living on the Central Coast, but there are some politician and law enforcement priorities that I really question. We have a full-blown methamphetamine and heroin problem that seems to be ignored, and homeless that are harassed, and yet they focus on cigarette and tobacco stings. The town of Santa Margarita is less than one square mile, and we have eight places that sell alcohol, yet they do not allow one marijuana dispensary in the county of San Luis Obispo.

We need another liquor store or tavern like we need another panga boat showing up on our coastline.