Right now I would say that I’m headed for a full blown financial crisis.
- I have a number of bills that are outstanding and my expenses have increased for every possible portion of my life, from gasoline needed for work commutes to the very electricity used to power my house.
My income only increased slightly this year, so I’m struggling to find the money for all of the necessary things in life. Rent went up and I’m still reeling from all of my other bills. The rates for my electricity increased as well. I can’t think of any expenses that didn’t go up short of a few random items at the store that aren’t in high demand. I used to buy whiskey once a month but I had to swallow that money to use for more pressing matters. On top of slashing my liquor budget, I also got rid of 90% of my streaming channels for both video and music. At that point I had freed up enough money to afford going to my medical marijuana doctor’s office the two times a year I’m required to go by law. This law was made by the state’s Department of Health which is the office that oversees medical marijuana here. My medical marijuana doctor charges $150 for renewal visits, making it $300 a year in doctor’s visits alone just to stay in the state’s medical cannabis program. Then I have to pay $75 once a year to the state for them to renew my medical marijuana identification card as well. It’s not cheap paying for the access and privilege to buy medical cannabis.