Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson Holds Firm On Stance Against Synthetic Marijuana [AUDIO]
On Friday's edition of Lubbock's First News, Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson spoke with Tom Collins and Laura Mac about the latest coming out of city council.
Continuing from last week, synthetic marijuana was once again a major topic for last night;'s council meeting. While some of the council would like to see a complete ban on the drug, Robertson takes a somewhat different view.
"I feel like that if you're 18 years old, if you're old enough to give your life for this country and you're old enough to vote, then you ought to be old enough to make the decision that you want a very slow, painful method of suicide. It is not my job as an elected official to protect you from yourself."
Robertson added that he would like to see a ban on the sell of the drug to minors, as well as civil and criminal penalties issued against establishment and individuals who sell the drug to minors.
Robertson also talked about the library consultant issue that was almost unanimously rejected last night. Robertson said that there are plenty of people in the city that can give good input and suggestions on the library and there was really no need for an outside consultant. Robertson also discussed other issues brought up at recent council meetings, such as the issue with citizens in east Lubbock rejecting a Dollar General in their part of town.