States that are low on funds are steadily inhaling the idea of taxing the sale of a substance that gets you high.
Meanwhile, as if anticipating an uptick in demand, the folks at Apple have approved a new iPhone and iPod Touch app that will allow a little more mobile access to the soothing properties of marijuana.
Your legal marijuana experience, that is.
Some states--California being in the surprising vanguard--have made the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes legal.
The Cannabis app's first step, therefore, is helping you find a doctor who can approve your deep medicinal need.
If your medical condition is deemed to be sufficiently pressing, the app then directs you to the nearest medical-marijuana facilities. Yes, it offers precise directions, just in case you aren't feeling at your most alert.
It even offers you the finest and most responsible locations of marijuana coffee shops in, say, Amsterdam, should you happen to have wandered to those parts.
However, it doesn't stop there.
Should you find yourself in some untoward legal kerfuffle in relation to your marijuana use, a quick sideways glance at the Cannabis app will find you the location of the nearest and finest lawyer who specializes in marijuana-related cases.
The app is the creation of AJNAG.com, which describes itself as a "cannabis lifestyle network."
According to Cannabisapps.com, AJNAG.com "will donate 50 cents for every 'Cannabis' purchase to a cannabis nonprofit reform fund, which will be set up once the application reaches 1,000 subscriptions."
There is something to be enjoyed in the language the organization uses: "Our goal is to put the power of cannabis change in your pocket while you enjoy the most sticky and potent iPhone application available!"
Sticky and potent. Yes, exactly the words to describe the finest iPhone apps.