My boyfriend and I used to live in a state that only allowed medical marijuana sales.
- I had a medical marijuana card that came from the doctor.
It was expensive to get the medical marijuana card and I had to pay yearly fees. The fees for medical marijuana were extremely high. I was spending an average of $150 every time I went to the medical marijuana dispensary. My boyfriend wanted to move to a state with legal recreational cannabis laws. I agreed to move if both of us had a job before we left. My boyfriend found a job right away, and his salary was pretty good. I decided that both of us would move when he found a job. I got hired at a furniture business a week after we landed on the West Coast. I still work for the furniture shop and now I am actually the assistant manager. My boyfriend and I were spending a ton of money on medical marijuana, but recreational cannabis is much cheaper. Our monthly cannabis bills were cut by 1/3 after we moved to a state with legal recreational laws. Both of us make more money and we spend less on the things that we need. I miss my mom and dad all of the time, but it makes sense for the two of us to live here. I’m hoping we will be able to fly home for a visit next year, but it will take some time before we build up our savings. We spent everything when we made the move.