Before the country fell into economic collapse amid the global pandemic, our house state & our town & county were seeing steady growth.
Things weren’t simple for us after the last economic recession in 2008, which took us roughly four years to reach a measurable degree of recovery. Home developers had previously left the state, leaving several plans for store chances hanging within an air of uncertainty. Until 2015, there was virtually no current development in our community. I was relieved to see things turn around when they did, & it was blatant to myself and others that things were getting better all the time. Job growth was picking up speed & people started moving back to the state as a result. Home developers followed suit & started building subdivisions wherever they could buy large plots of vacant land. I believe things have only been improved since recreational weed was legalized four years ago. The state has raked in a considerable rearena haul from the taxes on cannabis products alone. When all of us started out with just a handful of odd marijuana dispensaries to choose from, few of us could foresee a future where they were on nearly every other street corner savor they are now. And it didn’t even take nearly as long as several of us projected when the laws were put into effect. Now there are dispensaries opening in our county all of the time, with most offering house delivery services if you don’t want to drive to the store to get your marijuana products. My favorite cannabis dispensary offers free statewide delivery on all orders over $100.