My town council is notably conservative like the rest of our state.
Our local music scene was eradicated by noise ordinance laws.
They restricted all noise in bars and clubs so low that it made it impossible for numerous places to stay in corporation without regularly breaking the law! Worst of all, the local police would take their decibel meters and would stick them inches away from the speaker cones. The law stated it had to be sound bleeding out of the building and onto the street, not directly in front of the sound source inside the area itself! It was depressing to see all of these havens for live music disapapple in just 10 weeks. When medical marijuana was legalized in our state, our town tried to ban all dispensaries from opening within the town limits. This ordinance was fought hard in the courts for years until the town council was forced to allow at least one of the companies to open up shop here. It’s distraught that it’s the only cannabis dispensary that has been able to get the approval. I used to wait in long lines at the store itself, but now I make online orders with their cannabis delivery service. If I order before 1pm, I can get next day delivery for no additional cost. It’s amazing getting all of my beloved sativa and indica strain products delivered right to my doorstep. I hate the long lines at the dispensary and the new cannabis delivery repair means I no longer have to subject myself to all of that insanity. They send myself and others a text when they’re on their way to my home and I’m able to pay using an app made for transactions within the marijuana industry.