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I want to offer another perspective to the May 12 article (online at titled "AP Exclusive: Mont. goes its own way on marijuana." The story details a crackdown on businesses in plain sight and says the resulting prosecutions were "widely seen as a success and possibly a model for others." The author forgot to account for some things in his "final scorecard" of 33 convictions.

Most importantly, a death toll is omitted. Richard Flor was a registered caregiver in Montana and the first indicted defendant to be sentenced. An aging Vietnam veteran, Flor's family...


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