Letter: What’s behind this manoeuver?

This news report seemed to be portraying that only the down and out are patronizing these shops.

I saw on the news on Dec. 7 Global/CHBC 6:30 p.m. news, a report about more shops opening up in Penticton for the dispensing of medical marijuana.

I also noticed how they deliberately focused their cameras on the goings-on in the street in front of the marijuana/weed shop, which appeared to be a few, maybe homeless street persons. Why not show some of the people further up the food chain, so to speak.

Was this same news outlet, at least on this day, trying to impose the idea that these shops are just here to supply to the down and out homeless street people?

Believe me, those further  up the food chain do not refrain from their choice of drugs, whether they be prescription or otherwise. They just keep a lower profile in their method of obtaining  their supplies.

This news report seemed to be portraying that only the down and out are patronizing these shops. Believe me, there are two sides to every pancake, so what is the reason for showing only one side? Perhaps to imply to the public a specific idea in regards to these shops?  I’m sure I wasn’t the only person to pick up on this on the evening news.

Joan Johnson

Penticton