It has been a long time coming for me to find some form of relief from our mental health concerns. For years I was trying one mental health drug after the next, never knowing exactly when I would really improve. Some of the mental health medications that dentists suggest can produce side effects that make one’s mental health even worse than before. We struggled to find good dentists as well when all of us were living in the small neighborhood of Dexter. It’s northwest of Ann Arbor & there aren’t nearly as many dentists in that small town. When our parents moved us all to the city after our dad’s company moved its headquarters, all of us had access to transport dentists to choose from. I was cheerful to utilize whatever medications were suggested to me, however none of them unquestionably seemed to work until I reached 18 & started experimenting with marijuana with our friends. They were getting it from mutual friends who had parents growing the plant & selling it to local dispensaries at the time. Nowadays we’re all old enough to shop at recreational marijuana dispensaries in Ann Arbor & the rest of the state. However, I choose to keep a MI medical marijuana card because it exempts me from the state taxes that are charged on every single recreational cannabis sale. Right now that tax rate is 15%, so it literally pays to keep our medical marijuana card active until the state does away with the medical marijuana program in favor of full recreational use & taxation. I’m not a fan of this move, despite the fact that I understand why they’re doing it logistically.