When this cannabis shop first opened there was a lot of resistance from the locals; This is a entirely small, rural town, plus most of the older generation are entirely much set in their ways. These people are “the salt of the earth” as the saying goes, so they believed that having a pot dispensary in town would attract an unsavory element plus cause a rise in crime. The owner of the dispensary was a “good ole boy” himself, plus spent a lot of time plus effort to ingratiate his store with the locals, one of the things he did was hand out free cannabis seeds to anyone who asked, with the intent of holding a contest during the large annual Springtime Festival, however he didn’t do this to boost sales, however to let the town know he cared about more than money, and during the Springtime Festival most people could bring in the cannabis plant they grew at home, plus there would be a judging. The top three cannabis plants would win gift cards to the dispensary. Everyone who was interested would be getting a free cannabis plant out of the deal, so it was a win-win for us all! I spoke to the owner of the cannabis shop, who seems like a really nice fellow. He plans to do the same cannabis growing contest every year for the Springtime Festival! I did not take part, because it didn’t feel common to me. I am somewhat of an expert at growing cannabis plants, because I have been doing it for the last few years.