I had an idea that gasoline would keep increasing throughout the past eight months, but I had no idea it would almost hit $5 a gallon in my area for the first time in history. Despite the selective memories of so many people, we had comparatively high gasoline prices at the start of the Great Recession, with gasoline hitting $4.40 at one point in my city. It dropped after it peaked during those years, going down below $2 for a few weeks in 2014. Between 2014 and 2019 gas prices seemed relatively stable with slow increases in the half decade’s worth of time. But during the early stages of the COVID pandemic, I noticed that gas prices started to steadily climb. Things got even worse in 2021 because a lot of people started hitting the roads again to travel and were increasing the demand for gas while the supply stayed the same or dropped in some cases. As we got into the present year, it seemed like gasoline prices would continue to rise with no end in sight. I’m glad that gas has started to drop again and is already down to $3.70 in my area, but the effects are going to be felt for a long time. For instance, there are no longer free cannabis delivery services in my state. Now you must order a minimum amount of products or face a $25 delivery fee for your order. Some cannabis dispensaries want you to order as little as $100 worth of products while others want to see two or three times that amount to get the order delivered to your house for free. They all claim it’s because of the rise in the cost of gasoline, but what will they say if gas prices continue to drop?