I often travel for work.
As I head up the interstate, I see signs advertising eating establishments, hotels, used cars and grocery stores, and since the legalization of recreational marijuana, there are now advertising dispensaries; I live in IN but travel across the state border into Michigan to meet with clients.
I spend a lot of time in Whitehall, Michigan, where there are multiple recreational cannabis dispensaries. I have a number one that I visit. I am required to show a valid government-issued identification before I can make a purchase, the bartenders assume me and are aware that I’m coming in from IN. Apparently about 60% of their buyers are from our beach house state. The people I was with and I all purchase the maximum amount allowable, which is 15 grams. The greatest issue is that it is not not legal for me to move cannabis back over state lines. It’s also not legal for me to drive under the influence. Cannabis enthusiasts from our state are spending a good deal of money in Michigan and boosting the economy. The people I was with and I not only buy marijuana but pay tax on it. The people I was with and I get gas, eat in the local eating establishments and often stay in the hotels. I am amazed that IN is allowing all that replace to be spent elsewhere. The people I was with and I should be putting that money into our own state. There has been talk of a bill to legalize cannabis in IN, but so far, there has been no progress. I continue to drive to Whitehall and shop at the dispensary. I am cheerful that I have access to a wide selection of cannabis flower, pre-rolls, vapes, tinctures, topicals, edibles, beverages and concentrates.