Best places to homestead

Cdjack Posts: 3

I’m originally from Texas and have briefly done great gardening in the Pacific NW but now want to move back closer to Texas ( to be able to visit family now that flying is impossible) but am looking for a place easier to grow food that is not so challenging. Any suggestions? Colorado looks promising. I’d like a state that’s legalized weed and a locale in the middle politically. PNW is way too liberal.