When I moved to Eugene, Oregon, the first thing I did was look up the laws for marijuana use. I wanted to make sure I could still purchase my medical marijuana since we had just moved from our old home to a different state. Where my husband and I came from, the only marijuana that was legalized was for medical purposes. You could not smoke in public or any place where there was more than just family gathered. It surprised me that people didn’t say something since I was using marijuana on our front porch. I had heard that in Eugene, Oregon; they legalized marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes. You couldn’t smoke marijuana, cigarettes or use a vape pen, even if it was a discreet vape pen, in public. I assumed I couldn’t even smoke my marijuana on my front porch. Since we lived in a highly populated area, I was wondering if I could use my medical marijuana in my apartment, since you could smell people cooking through the walls. I told my husband I wasn’t sure I wanted to live in Eugene, Oregon if these were the rules we were going to have to follow pertaining to our marijuana. I had been using medical marijuana for the last six years for back pain, ever since we had had a car accident. Going without my marijuana would mean going back to the beginning, where I spent a full year in bed. If that was to be my fate, I prefer to move anywhere but Eugene, Oregon. I’m not going back to square one and not having my marijuana that helps me to walk.