Big Gene is in his 60s, and has been growing marijuana plants for over 40 years, which sort of makes him a local legend.
Do you support big corporations, or do you support small independent businesses? I always like to shop at the local stores instead of going to Target or Walmart, although I admit there are times when I don’t have a choice. I know I could save a few bucks by purchasing my liquor at the ABC Store, but I prefer to use the locally owned and operated business instead. If nobody supports “the little guy” then pretty soon there won’t be any “little guys” to support! Imagine how awful it would be to have to buy everything at Walmart, and never have any variety? The same is true when it comes to cannabis. I have my medical cannabis prescription card, so I can visit any of the local dispensaries, but sometimes I prefer to support the local business. I doubt the police think of Big Gene as a “local business” because is a marijuana farmer who lives on the outskirts of town. Big Gene is in his 60s, and has been growing marijuana plants for over 40 years, which sort of makes him a local legend. In the 80s and 90s there was the famous “War on Drugs” and the local cops tried to shut Gene’s cannabis farm down, but it didn’t work. Big Gene started keeping big dogs on his property, which would attack the police, so ultimately they decided it was more trouble than it was worth to shut down his cannabis operation. I think Big Gene is kind of a creep, quite frankly, but I still support my local cannabis business.