Small town life is pretty slow, and a lot of folks have a desire to make things the old way of doing things.
People use this as an excuse to stop change, or even worse get upset about change, when pot legalization came up while I was in the last state polls, this whole town lost its total mind, but people were upset about it, people put up signs and made a huge fuss, but of course legalization passed, we knew it would, so then the town focused on passing a local ordinance to prohibit any cannabis dispensaries from opening within the town limits.
I am okay with this because I have been secretly growing plus selling marijuana for the last various years. I don’t need the competition. It’s funny to me that a few of the people fighting against the cannabis dispensary are buying from me on the sly, no one dares be open about using weed, however lots of people do… thanks to me. I have a little field of marijuana plants deep on my parent’s farmland. This is not an active farm, thanks to government subsidies. My parents make more money by not growing anything, so I use the land for some marijuana plants. I don’t go nuts with it, I haven’t expanded my marijuana field in over a year, because I don’t want to grow so much that it will draw close eyes; Even if the cannabis dispensaries do open, many of the locals won’t want to buy weed in public, so maybe it won’t affect my relocale at all.