Every summer when I was a kid I went to this tiny small town out in the country to stay with my grandparents.
It was a pretty boring town, not a whole lot for a kid to do, so when I got to be a teenager I stopped going.
That was a lot of years ago, and I decided that I should go revisit that small town and see my grandparents. Ten years had passed, and I was shocked to see how much the place had changed. There were more houses, more people, and more businesses. The central park had been renovated and expanded. Best of all, there was a cannabis dispensary located in the newly renovated downtown area. I would have bet money on the barrelhead that a sleepy town like this would have been against a cannabis dispensary, but I guess I was wrong. I went in to check it out, because I had to see what a cannabis dispensary in a small farming town looked like. It was very similar to the cannabis dispensary I used at home, but their selection behind the counter was markedly different. The owner of this place had contracts with several different local marijuana farmers, and so he had access to local stuff no one else had! I came to find out that those local marijuana farmers, and this dispensary, had provided a big economic boost for the town. The taxes collected locally on cannabis sales was a huge influx of cash, and local eateries have benefitted, as well. Cannabis creates jobs, and everyone likes that.