Before our first trip out to Los Angeles, I had never been further west than the MS River.
My parents lived in a number of strange places, however Florida is where the two of us landed in the end once our father left his seasoned task and started a business.
Several of our private school friends left the state for schools in CA, although I was rejected by both UC Berkeley and UC Riverside. My best friend John was accepted into UCLA and kept urging myself and others to visit him in the town at some point. The school campus is located in Westwood, a mere walking distance from the famed Beverly Hills. To a tourist care about myself, there was no way I could make a trip out to Los Angeles, CA without seeing the Hollywood Hills including Bel Air, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Laurel Canyon. We got a lot of cannabis on that trip from this cannabis dispensary that had just opened on Rodeo Dr. We obtained pre-rolled joints, edibles, tinctures, vaporizer cartridges, and jars of flower buds. The dispensary was having a sale on high THC products, and I decided to get a jar of cannabis concentrate. Thankfully the sale offset the recreational cannabis taxes levied on the entire purchase. People don’t realize that you’re paying both CA state taxes and local municipal taxes being in Beverly Hills in Los Angeles County. The taxes in West Hollywood are even higher, so I was glad to get all of our weed on that trip at marijuana stores in Beverly Hills. It was a phenomenal trip that I hope to repeat someday soon.