My city was barring cannabis dispensaries from opening for years

I wanted to move out of this city as soon as I finished high school, but a combination of factors put me in college at a school that was only one city over from my hometown.

  • It was only 45 minutes from my parents’ old house that they owned for years before downsizing after my siblings and I all went to college and moved out of the nest.

When I was getting close to college graduation, I had plans of starting graduate school on the opposite side of the country which never panned out for me. It was a pipe dream in a lot of ways though, so it’s no surprise that things didn’t exactly turn out the way I had expected all of those years. Honestly, I think I would have had a lot of fun going to graduate school in the southwest had I been able to afford it, but it would have taken me further away from my parents and I’m not so sure how much time they have left. This is partially why I moved back to my hometown after I finished school. I found a job as soon as I could and started helping my parents around the house whenever I had the time to spare. It’s nice on one hand being back in my hometown, but the downside is the lack of cannabis dispensary selection. For years this town barred all cannabis businesses from opening and operating within the city limits. This changed last year, but so far only two companies have been given the approval and greenlight from the country commissioners. I wish we had more marijuana dispensaries to choose from, because I hate having to drive 45 minutes into the city where I went to college if I simply want cannabis products again.