I had been so unhappy and stressed with my job, it was making me physically ill. Even scarier, I was starting to get bouts of anxiety and depression. No job is worth that, even if the pay is excellent. Over the weekend I was hanging out with Ed, my old friend from college. As usual, we were getting high and talking about life. I told him about my problems, and how I needed to find a new job, and Ed came back at me with a very interesting proposition. Ed was setting up a business plan to open his own local cannabis dispensary, and he offered to let me be his partner. This was not a small thing, either, because I would need to invest every penny I had, and then a little bit more, if I wanted to own a piece of this cannabis dispensary. Once the cannabis shop was open, Ed and I would have to do all the work until we started turning a profit and could afford to hire a staff. It was a huge risk, but I knew the cannabis industry was very profitable as of late, so I felt it was a chance worth taking. Despite the added financial stress, I came to see that working in a cannabis dispensary lowered my levels of stress and anxiety. Even if I didn’t get rich, I could see myself working in the cannabis shop and being happy there. I will write another blog soon about the next step in the development of my cannabis dispensary, it’s been an exciting ride!