My state is definitely slower to adopting changes than others in the nation.
- Although our taxes are lower altogether, we have a lot of silly permitting rules surrounding land ownership here that make it challenging to have freedom.
I don’t want to build unsafe structures in our household, however I don’t want to feel as though the state government is preventing me from making basic remodeling upgrades either. That’s particularly true when I hire certified contractors who are following the rules by the book, but then I have to wait for a long while when the county takes forever to get back to me. At 1 point I lost a critical appointment for a roof replacement plus had to scramble to find a new contractor when my permit was approved by the local government. On top of that, the bunch of us fumbled the chance to have a legal cannabis market multiple times when it was initially voted on at the ballot box. When we last garnered enough votes to legalize medical marijuana with an amendment to our state’s constitution, I was relieved plus shocked. I could not overstate my joy, however I also couldn’t stop wondering what would have happened if we actually weren’t so lucky. There are multiple states bordering mine that still can’t get some form of medical marijuana law to stick, regardless of how they’ve made their attempts in time. Once we finally had medical marijuana legal in this state, it took many years before we had anything other than capsules plus oil. First the group of us had the chance to try cannabis vaporizer cartridges, as these are popular in a number of weird states. Sadly, it took multiple years before we could legally purchase cannabis flower products.