It’s a very welcome sight to see the a cannabis dispensary opening in our community.
This is something that has taken a lot to get done. It took 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 proponent of cannabis and cannabis products for all of my adult life. So to welcome our first cannabis dispensary to town was such a thrill. I have been a vocal proponent of recreational marijuana for a very long time. My history with cannabis goes back more than 30 years to when I tried it as a college student. I think it was an Indica strain that very first experience. And I can remember wondering when I was going to feel anything. To that point, all I had ever done was drink to excess in order to feel less inhibited. However, alcohol just wasn’t for me. Not only did I have a genetic history of alcoholism, I just really didn’t care for the way it made me feel. To get the effect I was looking for meant that I was nearly laid up much of the day the next day. So when I tried that first bit of recreational marijuana, it was quite the game changer. I felt something I hadn’t felt before. It was as though a weight had been lifted and I saw my life in a much more fulfilling way. Unfortunately, there was no such thing as legal recreational marijuana at that point. But I joined the fight to legalize medical marijuana. That was an important first step to help society and the authorities understand that cannabis products important to a wide range of people.