Living in the state of Washington is unlike anything else I have experienced.
I have traveled a lot in my days, and lived in a handful of different countries.
Once I set foot in Washington, for the first time in my life I felt like I was home. Partially this is because of the amazing landscapes we have here. There is no more beautiful place in the world than Washington, but that isn’t why this place feels like home – it’s the people. The citizens of Seattle, Washington and the surrounding area are among the kindest, most welcoming people in the world. Is this the result of the massive quantities of cannabis that are bought and sold here on a daily basis? I don’t think so. The people of Seattle don’t smoke a lot of weed because of all the dispensaries, quite the opposite! There are so many cannabis dispensaries in Seattle because the citizens have been huge proponents of weed for decades. For being such a major city and center of industry, Seattle has always had a very relaxed and progressive attitude towards marijuana. When medical marijuana was legalized in Seattle it was because the people here demanded it! This is partially because there were waves of hippies who settled in Seattle in the 60s after fleeing the military draft in California. Those hippies brought all their cannabis seeds and growing gear to Seattle with them, which jump-started the cannabis industry here. Ever since then Seattle has taken a relaxed attitude towards marijuana, which is one of the things that makes this city so cool.