This letter is intended as an open letter to the five amigos called the Bourne Board of Selectmen and both political town committees. It’s heading should be (Crickets on State Sponsored Drug Sales in Bourne)
Perhaps one of the more important issues since the beginning of my residence in Bourne since 1991, will be on the Warrant an Article approving or not approving the sales of yet another mind altering substance in the town of Bourne. So far the courage exhibited by all of the aforementioned groups in remaining silent on the issue has been predictable and yet as usual very disheartening. Transparency in official positions has always been a bridge to far unless of course , it is for expenditure of the tax levy for an emotional caress.
Add to that the inherent desire for likeability and popularity for reelection purposes and you have the perpetuation of the crickets on many controversial issues.
The preposterous notion that the inhalation of smoke from burning material (marijuana)in order for the mind altering substance to be absorbed into lung tissue and rapidly to the brain while lamenting the dead from alcohol and opioids, remains as brain dead as it gets.
If this publication among many others had the guts for interviewing the thousands or so drug addicts at methadone clinics across the state and ask them the “How did you get your start?” question, drug sales would have never made it on any ballot in the country.
Don C. Hayward