I grew up in a simple lifestyle in a rural community in western Michigan.
While I live off White Lake in Whitehall these days, back in my childhood my parents raised my siblings and I on a farm in Dalton.
We used to take car trips south to Muskegon to do most of our shopping, but otherwise I spent a good portion of my childhood wandering farm fields with friends while looking for trouble. It’s nice taking a car down to White River Park where you can hike in the woodlands that surround the long and winding river. The White River starts in the Oxford Swamp in Newaygo County and follows westward until it spills into White Lake at the heart of Whitehall. We spent many hours near the White River because it is designated as a Michigan Natural River, meaning that all development is banned within 400 miles of the river bed. There are numerous Brook Trout in the White River, but nowadays I do even more fishing from my cottage on White Lake in Whitehall. Now that I have access to quality recreational cannabis here in western Michigan, I’d rather be in my lakeside cottage in Whitehall than in a random mansion in Beverly Hills. I’ve been to Los Angeles, and while it has much to offer anyone who visits, I don’t like that kind of vibe and atmosphere. The prices on cannabis in Los Angeles are crazy as well compared to the dispensaries here in Muskegon County. While the state of Michigan might abolish the medical marijuana program to force all cannabis customers to pay the recreational marijuana taxes, my weed is still cheaper than in California.