My daily cannabis use has been an expensive part of my life for a full decade now. It started when I entered college and realized the plant was extremely effective for treating my chronic anxiety. More so, I didn’t even realize that I had such a bad anxiety problem until I noticed how much I changed whenever I was under the influence of cannabis. As helpful as it was back then, I probably shouldn’t have used it so much during the times when I needed to be in class. There were instances where I struggled to pay attention enough in class if I smoked right before leaving my dorm room. The worst part has always been the expense. Although I can get eighths of cannabis for as little $30 at certain cannabis dispensaries, back then it was always somewhere between $50 and $65. That’s a lot of money to be dropping on marijuana as a college student. As little as I currently pay by contrast, I still don’t want to be spending so much money on cannabis every week. If I could, I would grow weed and only consume what’s in my garden. It’s frustrating that our state legislature made it so we cannot even grow for personal use. I can’t even imagine the logic behind this, aside from making rich donors who own these marijuana companies happy. If people could grow their own weed, that would cut down the amount of sales on a day to day basis in a noticeable way. Still, the fact that personal cannabis growing is so widespread in other states with legal cannabis makes this rule all the more frustrating.