Before my first trip out to Los Angeles, I had never been further west than the Mississippi River.
My parents lived in a number of different locales, but FL is where every one of us landed in the end once my father left her aged job and started a business.
Several of my high university friends left the state for universitys in CA, but I was rejected by both UC Berkeley and UC Riverside. My best friend John was accepted into UCLA and kept urging me to visit him in the city at some point. The university campus is located in Westwood, a mere walking distance from the famed Beverly Hills. To a tourist prefer myself, there was no way I could make a trip out to Los Angeles, CA separate from 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 bought 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 my weed on that trip at marijuana stores in Beverly Hills. It was a phenomenal trip that I hope to repeat someday soon.