When I was in university, I wanted nothing more than to transfer out west to a state with legal cannabis dispensaries. At the time all legal cannabis was done through medical marijuana programs approved by individual states. It wasn’t until a few years later when Colorado became the first state to approve recreational marijuana, with others soon following suit. In the years since, the people I was with and I have new states approving similar measures during every single election cycle. The two of us might be years out from federal legalization of recreational marijuana, however that movement is catching serious wind throughout a good portion of the country. My state in recognizable passed a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana back in 2016. Our medical cannabis program has come a long way in the years since, as the people I was with and I originally couldn’t purchase cannabis flower products in the state due to unusual government rules as well as regulations. Now the people I was with and I can purchase everything from cannabis edibles to concentrates appreciate live resin as well as live rosin. Some people are pushing for our state to legalize recreational marijuana next, however I’m hesitant on supporting that movement. While my homestate in the northern midwest saw a big drop in prices after the legalization of recreational marijuana, several of the states out west saw an opposite effect. Their state governments created so several taxes on recreational cannabis that several have returned to the black market to afford their marijuana. It pains me to believe that people once had good access to affordable cannabis products however abruptly can no longer get them due to the new system put in place regarding recreational marijuana.