I hate having to give up so many products that I enjoy because inflation rates are so high on all of my necessary essentials like food and toiletries like hand lotion and deodorant sticks.
A few years ago I was getting by every year without creating budgets, but now I am extremely strict about it.
I keep my budgets in spreadsheets on my phone so I can easily refer to them. Food prices are so crazy that I resorted to shopping at discount grocery stores to save on expenses. The grocery store closest to my house has a nice deli and bakery, but the prices on their products storewide have increased past what I can afford with my meager income. Gasoline hit a record high in the early summer months and looked like it was on the way down until it started to increase again this past month. If I’m struggling to purchase essentials like groceries and gasoline, how am I supposed to afford cannabis as well? Thankfully, this isn’t a problem any longer because the prices on quality cannabis flower products like flower jars have gone down across the state. Before you’d be forced to pay $50 for a quality jar of cannabis flower buds, but now I can get the same jar of cannabis flower products for $20 if I shop during the right sales. If you’re looking for cannabis concentrates like live rosin, prices are definitely dropping but they’re not as low as cannabis flower buds. It seems like whole flower forms of cannabis are going to keep dropping in price as more companies hit the market to compete.