Inflation is ever-present.
It never stops, slowly driving up the cost of living in increments, over months and years.
You always hear old people say “back in my day bread only cost a quarter” and so on, but now I am old enough to see it in action myself. I really do remember when gasoline was a dollar fifty a gallon, and a pack of smokes was two bucks. Can you imagine that in our day and age? There are some things that seem immune from inflation, mostly because they don’t involve the government. Twenty years ago, I was paying fifty bucks for a bag of high grade cannabis. In all that time, the cost has barely budged, and these days I was spending as much as sixty bucks for the same size bag. The price of marijuana on the open market has remained almost exactly the same for a very long time. I wonder if the advent of so many government approved cannabis dispensaries is going to impact the price for everyone who smokes? I have noticed that the local cannabis dispensaries have high retail prices then I am used to paying, but mostly that’s because they know insurance foots the bill usually. As of yet my local dealer has not raised his price to match them, so I am paying the same for cannabis as I have been for years. I’m sure the government will find a way to screw it up… they always do, but for right now it seems that cannabis is going to remain inflation proof!