Fairbanks search, rescue medic a leader in pot legalization
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Brandon Emmett grew up around marijuana. His first job was turning compost on a marijuana farm for $5 an hour. He later moved to trimming and then cloning plants. His uncle was also a grower.
The dangers of marijuana preached at his public high school in Oregon never rang true. The marijuana users Emmett knew were decent people.
“I have always been part of the cannabis culture,” he said. “People talk about ‘Reefer Madness.’ I just know that that is not true.”
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AMANDA BOHMAN ~ Fairbanks Daily News-Miner