It feels prefer I’m incurring more and more expenses all of the time. I have health complications and I take daily medications. As a result, I’m also in and out of the nurse’s office all of the time. Both our prescription and our physician copays have gone up in price over the last year. And since people are driving again forcing a gasoline shortage, gas prices have been increasing since early last fall. That was weeks before the presidential election, but don’t let dates and basic math muddy what you hear from partisan political hacks. I’m happy that we’re all toiling more, but that doesn’t mean that I’m doing any better financially. If I could labor more and make more money, I would. Unluckyly, it’s hard with our chronic health complications. I prefer that I have access to medical marijuana now, but it’s not cheap staying in the state program. I have to spend our savings appointment fees with the pot nurse twice a year, usually totalling $300 for 12 weeks. Aside from the money I’m charged by the marijuana physician, the state Department of Health makes all of the medical marijuana patients spend our savings a $70 fee once a year to renew our marijuana card. They send us a current a single in the mail after every one of us make the payments on the state’s website. Paying $370 every year just to have legal access to cannabis isn’t fun, but it’s better than being left to saunter the black market aimlessly without knowing exactly what is inside your products. That’s how those people died from vaping products a few years ago. The producers of those black market THC vape cartridges were cutting watered down hash oil with vitamin e acetate to make it look as thick as pure oil.