I’m excited to visit my buddy Greg next week.
- He moved out west after we graduated from college and I haven’t seen him since.
When he invited me to stay with him at his apartment for a week and turn it into a mini-vacation, I couldn’t say no. I had never traveled farther west than the Ozarks of northwest Arkansas, so I was eager to fly over the rocky mountain range during my airplane flight. Since it was an afternoon flight on a clear day, I saw a lot more of the mountains than I expected. Even though I had a layover that made the trip take 10 hours in total, it sure beat driving that distance instead. One reason for my trip was getting a chance to try cannabis from a recreational marijuana market. My home state still lacks any form of legal cannabis, neither medical or recreational. Technically I can order CBD and hemp products over the internet, but they aren’t a good substitute for traditional cannabis in my opinion. Therefore, I was excited to shop in a recreational cannabis store for the first time in my life. I was eager to try cannabis flower products, edibles, and vaporizer cartridges. Although the selection at the recreational cannabis store was impressive, the prices nearly gave me a heart attack. I was used to paying as much as $50 for an eighth of an ounce of cannabis flower products on the black market in my home state. After taxes, the same amount of cannabis flower buds from the recreational weed store was $75! It was phenomenal marijuana, but I’m not sure it was worth paying a 50% markup.