The governor is a liberal and had received information from a whistleblower regarding the county’s attempts at preventing cannabis dispensaries from expanding into offering delivery services
I went from living in a fairly liberal area to one that is extremely conservative. I wasn’t used to seeing a county commission board block so many initiatives and building requests from anyone who wasn’t an ultra-rich insider. I visited a county commission meeting for a story assignment while I was still working at the local newspaper. It was supposed to be an uneventful meeting, and for the most part it was. But I’ll never forget when this woman presented her plea to build a storage facility she planned to erect near the highway. She kept getting blocked by the county commissioners, and apparently this was her seventh attempt at acquiescing to their demands just so she can get approval to start building. She was crying, saying how she was running out of money had done everything they asked. With a stone cold look on all of their faces, they rejected the woman’s pleas for a seventh time. I absolutely couldn’t believe what I was seeing—this woman was sobbing as she left the room with her husband, and the commissioners were completely silent. When I heard they were in hot water for illegally blocking cannabis dispensaries from offering home delivery to medical marijuana patients, I was relieved. The governor is a liberal and had received information from a whistleblower regarding the county’s attempts at preventing cannabis dispensaries from expanding into offering delivery services. After a back and forth fight, they eventually conceded. I was thrilled, both happy for the medical marijuana patients as well as relieved to see those monsters put in their place.