My city 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 many places to stay in business without constantly 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 space itself. It was sad to see all of these havens for live music disappear in just 24 months. When medical marijuana was legalized in our state, our city tried to ban all dispensaries from opening within the city limits. This ordinance was fought in the courts for years until the city council was forced to allow one of the companies to open up shop here. It’s sad 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 12pm, 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 service means I no longer have to subject myself to all of that insanity. They send me a text when they’re on their way to my house and I’m able to pay using an app made for transactions within the marijuana industry.