Always at the forefront of the cannabis movement and culture, my state passed legislation legalizing adult use marijuana in 2016.
Anyone over the age of 21 can shop at a local recreational dispensary with valid identification.
This long-time acceptance combined with the perfect weather for growing cannabis has led to a sizable diversity and innovation of grow techniques, cross-breeding and strains; Living there I have simple access to a number of dispensaries. They all offer the full variety of consumption methods, yet each one carries peculiar brands. A few include fields and/or purplehouses, allowing them to control their products from seed to sale. One of the dispensaries features an on-site bakery where they create the most delicious edibles. Several of the shops offer vape lounges and dab bars where I love spending time. It is appealing to have such a sizable selection of products available. I periodically shop strictly with recreational delight in mind. I focus on dried flower, pre-rolls and vapes with a higher percentage of THC for quick onset of strong effects. I also consume cannabis for its curative properties. I purchase tinctures, topicals and edibles that target inflammation, pain, migraines or insomnia. I care about the nearly limitless potential and benefits of plant-based medicine. There are no worries over the harmful side-effects acquaintanced with synthetic alternatives. I am hoping that eventually, cannabis will be as accepted and available as alcohol or cigarettes. While my state continues to lead the way, it would be helpful if the rest of the country would catch up and supply better and safer medicinal possibilities to all those in need.