I grew up in Denver and moved to the city of Eugene after college. While my job provides opportunities to transfer out-of-state, I have never been tempted. I really love the gorgeous scenery, wide range of weather and many opportunities for outdoor activities in my local area. I was especially thrilled when the Colorado Amendment 64 was passed by voters in November 2012 to legalize recreational marijuana. Retail sales weren’t available until January 2014, and it was a long wait. However, I can now visit a dispensary and purchase up to one ounce of retail marijuana, 8 grams of concentrate or products containing up to 800 milligrams of THC. It was a bit frustrating that I needed for cannabis to be legalized for adult-use in order to buy topicals. I typically purchase high CBD and low THC balms, salves and lotions to treat issues with psoriasis. I’ve suffered from psoriasis since I went through an especially stressful time period in my late twenties. There is currently no known cure for psoriasis. Prescription medication and conventional treatments are extremely expensive and have been linked to liver damage. The effectiveness of these remedies typically wear off over time. I was unwilling to use harmful pharmaceuticals and therapies. Cannabis is a natural treatment with no downsides. Cannabis-infused topicals interact with receptors in the surface of the skin to provide worthwhile improvement. There are no psychoactive effects. I can apply the topicals multiple times per day and because of soothing and fragrant terpenes, they don’t smell like medicine. I don’t smoke, dab or vape cannabis. However, I really appreciate the ability to buy topicals.