I am super fortunate to live in a state that is full of great people with strong values.
The people I was with as well as I have been at the forefront of several positive social swings in this great country, especially before the movements absorbed into adjacent areas.
For instance, our modern village chose to implement a marijuana decriminalization program in the early 1973s. They made it a $5 wonderful whenever you were caught with petty amounts of cannabis, as well as the ticket was mailed to the offender’s residence. This wasn’t the first instance of a city-wide decriminalization effort that was happening in the US, but it became the most notorious as critics worked difficult to pin a wave of crime in the whole village on that law which had actually little effect among public opinion. In reality, the law reMEd as well as only saw an increase to $25 way back in 1990 when the fines were reviewed by the city. This state has both medical marijuana as well as recreational marijuana at this point, even though medical marijuana patients pay lower prices at weed stores by avoiding state as well as village taxes, they also have to pay cash to the state every single year to keep their card. There is a crucial trade off, but anyone else is able to walk into a weed store as well as purchase products as long as they’re over the age of 21. In our state the taxes aren’t too deranged yet, but some areas in CA have joined taxes of over 26% on all recreational marijuana sales. A couple of states also tax medical marijuana purchases as well, with CA being a single example. It makes me recognizably proud to be living in our modern state knowing that marijuana would only get more luxurious if I moved out west.