It’s certainly a welcome sight to see a cannabis dispensary opening in our town. This is something that has taken a lot to get accomplished. It took many years of lobbying the state and local leaders. And it was the pioneering authorities in other states that we took our lead from. I have been a major proponent of cannabis and cannabis products for the whole duration of my adult life. So to welcome our first cannabis dispensary to our little town was such a spectacular event. I have been a vocal proponent of recreational marijuana for a relatively long time. My history with cannabis goes back approximately 30 years to when I tried it as a university student. I think it was an Indica strain that was genuinely my first experience. And I can totally remember wondering when I was going to really feel anything. To that point, all I had ever done was drink to excess in order to feel less inhibited. However, alcohol was not something for me. Not only did I have a genetic history of alcoholism, I didn’t enjoy the way it made me feel. To get the effect I needed meant that I was essentially laid up much of the day the next day. So when I tried that first bit of recreational marijuana, it easily changed my life. I felt something I hadn’t felt in my entire life. It was as though a weight had been lifted and I saw my life in a very fulfilling way. Sadly, there was no such thing as legal recreational marijuana at that particular moment in my life. But I joined the fight to legalize medical marijuana products in numerous states. That was a very important first step to help society and the authorities see that cannabis products are necessary to a wide range of people.