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November 17, 2010

Slots Vs. Pot: Richmond Mulls Waterfront Property Fate

November 15, 2010 2:16 PM
(AP/Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
(AP/Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
From carloscbs5
RICHMOND (AP) – It’s slots versus pot as one San Francisco Bay area city considers the fate of a major strip of waterfront property.
An American Indian tribe’s proposed casino at Point Molate in Richmond was rejected by voters earlier this month, though the measure was only advisory.
Meanwhile, the Contra Costa Times reports that a study funded by casino developers says the only other economically viable option for the site is a large-scale marijuana farm.
Environmental consultants evaluated 28 different proposed uses for the land submitted by the public. They determined that only a medical marijuana growing facility could generate enough revenue to pay market price for the 422-acre property.
Opponents of the project claim the report is slanted to make the casino look better by comparison.
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Boy, has this society sunk about as low as it can get??…..or what?? You know we are in big trouble when they tell us that the only “viable” way to utilize some nice property is a choice between one poisonous vice or another one just as bad. Eradication of both Gambling and Street Drugs (as hard as that would be to accomplish) would save us from this inevitable culture collapse. These so-called “civic leaders” must all be more crazy than we even thought they were.
November 15, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Reply | Report comment