I grew up in a easy lifestyle in a rural community in western MI. While I live off White Lake in Whitehall these afternoons, back in my childhood my parents raised my siblings and I on a farm in Dalton. The two of us used to take car trips south to Muskegon to do most of our shopping, but otherwise I spent a good portion of my childhood strolling 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. The two of us spent several hours near the White River because it is designated as a MI 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 cabin on White Lake in Whitehall. Now that I have access to quality recreational cannabis here in western MI, I’d rather be in my lakeside cabin 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 appreciate that kind of vibe and atmosphere, and the prices on cannabis in Los Angeles are crazy as well compared to the dispensaries here in Muskegon County. While the state of MI might abolish the medical marijuana program to force all cannabis clients to spend money the recreational marijuana taxes, my weed is still cheaper than in CA.