Re "County, pot groups fight subpoena; exact target of federal probe unclear" (Capitol & California, Jan. 22): I applaud the efforts of Mendocino County to fight the subpoena from federal prosecutors. These modern-day inquisitors refuse to acknowledge what the city of Mendocino and anyone with half a brain knows, namely, that harassing growers will not make them change professions.
Instead, they will ply their trade underground, inconveniencing everyone in the process. It is time for the feds and California politicians to realize that marijuana, tenacious weed that is, is here to stay.
Most voters would rather have the revenues from this herb than having to read the constant headlines relating more senseless persecution of growers who tried to do the right thing and are punished for it. What message does that send about government at work?
-- Caroline Bigard, Sacramento