Medicinal? Spence, it's full-on legal and taxable in CO! You no longer need a prescription to be happy!
And that does look like some scenes from LOTR, the ones they shot in the New Zealand forest areas. Plenty of scenery like that in Oregon, though, and even in some parts of the U.P....and Chile...trout country too! Spectacular fall colors for a backdrop there!
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...