I grew up in a easy lifestyle in a rural community in western MI. 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. Every one 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 sauntering farm fields with friends while looking for troubleâ€¦ 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. Every one 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 several Brook Trout in the White River, but nowadays I do even more fishing from my house 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 house 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 savor that kind of vibe and atmosphere, then the prices on cannabis in Los Angeles are silly 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 purchasers to spend money the recreational marijuana taxes, my weed is still cheaper than in California.