I often travel for work; As I head up the interstate, I see signs advertising restaurants, hotels, used cars and grocery stores.
- Since the legalization of recreational marijuana, there are now advertising dispensaries! I live in IN but travel across the state border into MI to meet with clients.
I spend a lot of time in Whitehall, MI, where there are numerous 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 think me and are aware that I’m coming in from IN. Apparently about 60% of their buyers are from my beach home state, and we 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, but cannabis enthusiasts from my state are spending a relaxing deal of currency in MI and boosting the economy. We not only buy marijuana but spend my money tax on it. We get gas, eat in the local restaurants and often stay in the hotels. I am amazed that IN is allowing all that update to be spent elsewhere. We should be putting that currency 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 gleeful that I have access to a wide selection of cannabis flower, pre-rolls, vapes, tinctures, topicals, edibles, beverages and concentrates.