A little excitement at a Seattle cannabis farm

I was trying to create some killer content for my Youtube channel, and almost got myself shot in the process! This is a crazy story, but I swear every word is true.

I am posting it anonymously, because I don’t need any of it coming back to bite me, but I just had to share this tale! I host an online show based out of Seattle, Washington, and mostly I talk about cannabis.

Weed is my passion, and Seattle is a great city for this particular passion. I have been doing episodes for a couple of years, so for my 200th episode I wanted to do something really crazy. I decided to go outside of Seattle and look for one of the notorious cannabis farms in the woods nearby. At local cannabis dispensaries people tell tall tales about the fearsome cannabis farmers outside of Seattle. The story goes that all the farmers are constantly fighting with each other over land, so it’s very dangerous. I thought this was just a local Seattle legend and so I set out into the forest to see what I could find. Much to my surprise, the stories are all true, and I found the edge of a massive marijuana crop within a couple of hours. There was a small wire fence around the cannabis, and I was considering if I should step over it when I heard a gunshot. I didn’t hear a bullet go by me, so I think this was a warning shot from the cannabis farmers to scare me away. It worked! I ran all the way back to my car.


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I love the Portland lifestyle

My original plan had been to criss-cross the country to see every amazing sight America had to offer.

That plan worked well for several months.

I had bought an RV and sold my house so I had funds and mobility. I always enjoyed driving, so I don’t mind spending my days on the open road. I got to meet a lot of interesting people along the way. My plan was derailed when I stopped in Portland, Oregon, because after a few days here I lost any desire to leave. I don’t want to be dramatic and call Portland a paradise, but for me it was damn near perfect. Was there a woman involved? Well, maybe that had something to do with it, too. I fell in love with Hope just like I fell for the city of Portland. Hope is the day manager at one of the many excellent cannabis dispensaries in Portland. I picked her cannabis shop out of pure luck, and it changed the course of my life. A couple of days later I went back for more cannabis, and mentioned that I was about to move on, and wanted to take a shot at asking her on a date. We went to take in a local Portland punk band the next night. I stayed around Portland for another week, just for another date. There was always something fun to do in downtown Portland, and so many great museums and art galleries, too. Before long, I realized I was here for good, both for Portland and for Hope.



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The best things about Las Vegas

What’s your favorite thing about Las Vegas? I can’t possibly fit all of my picks into one blog post, but I intend to try! The first time I visited Las Vegas I was a young teenager, which meant I couldn’t avail myself of gambling or showgirls.

It was still a whirlwind of a trip, with so many things to see and do.

I remember riding a ferris wheel on top of a building, and being thrilled and terrified at the same time. As an adult, I found Las Vegas to be a lot more fun than just a ferris wheel. I should mention that when I was a kid, recreational cannabis was not yet legalized in Las Vegas, so perhaps the timing was just right. As it stands, I cannot fathom going to Las Vegas and not having access to some of the best cannabis strains in the world. Getting stoned is the perfect backdrop for enjoying a day in Las Vegas, because I could just turn off my brain and go with the flow. Another reason I love Las Vegas is that the people here are used to tourists being drunk, stoned, and stupid, so they look out for me. I never know where I’m going, and I don’t know my way around the downtown Las Vegas area, but whenever I got lost one of the locals would help me out. I know the city has a history involving crime and the Mafia, but whenever I visit I find the people of Las Vegas to be kind, compassionate, and welcoming.


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Most dispensaries have a first time patient special

I got my medical marijuana card a couple of months ago. I visited a marijuana shop close to me, but I wasn’t impressed with the selection. The medical marijuana shop had a couple of different types of edibles, but they did not have a large selection of concentrates. I prefer to vape marijuana instead of smoking. I looked around at the marijuana dispensaries near me and I found a place in Philadelphia with a huge selection of edibles. The Philadelphia marijuana dispensary had a first time patient special too. I could save 50% off of my purchase and there was no limit. My friend and I drove into Philadelphia a couple of days after I found out about the special. I picked out some marijuana concentrates like Skywalker og, Super Silver haze, and Maui Wowie. I also bought a half ounce of dried marijuana flower. Every once in a while I like to roll a joint. Dried marijuana flower has a different effect on my body than vaping, so it’s nice to have both types of marijuana in my house. I’m planning to take another trip to Philadelphia at the beginning of next month when I get my check. I’ve been on disability since I was 46. One of my friends said he would drive with me so I didn’t have to go alone. I told him that I would pick him up some medical marijuana supplies for driving with me. My friend doesn’t have a medical marijuana card, but I don’t mind helping the guy out with a couple of purchases.

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Educating myself about cannabis

I was able to make informed decisions and experiment responsibly

My first few visits to the cannabis dispensary in Albuquerque were a bit intimidating and overwhelming. There are so many products, producers, strains and consumption methods available. I wasn’t familiar with the terminology and didn’t understand the unique effects provided by each delivery method. I’d spend an hour browsing and be afraid to purchase anything. I needed to work my way up to eventually buying a small package of gummies. Although the budtenders were super friendly and approachable, I was reluctant to admit to my lack of knowledge. I finally took the time to do some research. I read up about the body’s endocannabinoid system that is made up of cellular receptors and a network of chemical signals that regulate all sorts of functions, including hunger, temperature, mood, pain, sleep and more. I learned how cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant mimic endocannabinoids produced by the human body. Because they link to and influence the activity of CB1 and CB2 receptors, they can provide a wide variety of effects. The two most abundant cannabinoids are THC and CBD, but they are over a hundred others. THC is responsible for the psychoactive effects. Those products with high percentages of THC are far more potent. CBD doesn’t cause the high sensation but offers an abundance of curative properties. Once I got more familiar with the cannabinoids, I looked into some of the most common terpenes. I then explored the unique benefits of the consumption methods. After a lot of reading, I finally felt more confident about choosing products at the dispensary. I was able to make informed decisions and experiment responsibly. It took some trial and error, but I’ve gradually figured out what works best for me.


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Hockey family in the right area

We are a hockey family through and through.

I couldn’t imagine living in a warm area and trying to enjoy hockey.

I know that Tampa always wins the cup but those people aren’t really the same level of fans that Chicago, Elgin and Glenview are. In my opinion going to a hockey game in shorts is cheating. You can’t tailgate and need sunscreen. You can’t enjoy a hockey game in the heat. I love my Glenview home. We have cold weather and access to a lot of hockey rinks. My boys both play on two teams. They have a local team and a travel hockey team. My husband coaches each of them on one of their teams. We then go see professional games during playoff season. Since we live close to Chicago, the Chicago Blackhawks are our team. They aren’t very good, honestly. They hardly ever make the playoffs and if they do, they don’t go far. But it is fun seeing the games and rooting for our hometeam. We each have jerseys with our favorite players’ names on the back. We also make a day of it when we see the game. The rink is only an hour away but we make sure to get dinner, hang out before the game and linger around afterwards. Sometimes we will get a hotel and make a night of it. The kids just love when it is hockey season. The cold weather of our area actually makes it better in my opinion. You can get more into the hockey spirit when you are all bundled up.


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I got a job working for a Lakeland HVAC business

My girlfriend was living in Orlando and she wanted me to move to the city to be with her.

I tried to find a job working for a heating or AC repair service close by, but the only job I could find was working for a Lakeland HVAC business. I decided to take the job with the Lakeland HVAC business. I made the one hour commute for a while and then my girlfriend and I decided to get a place that was halfway between my job and hers. We both have to leave the house early in the morning to get to work on time, especially when it is tourist season. The summer months are a mess because everyone is taking their kids to the amusement parks. Sometimes it can take 30 minutes just to travel 2 miles. I don’t mind not having to drive around in all of that traffic. Once I start heading over to Lakeland, I usually spend the whole day working on heating and AC repairs that are right there in that city. I don’t have to worry about dealing with traffic or all of those cars. It is a madhouse out there and I am happy to avoid that. My girlfriend on the other hand does not mind driving and all of that traffic. It takes her about 30 minutes to drive 6 miles to her job at the amusement park. I told her that she should look for something else that is close to Lakeland, but there is no way that she is going to give up a job working for the happiest place on earth.


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We used our fireplace after a major snowstorm in Buffalo

Late last year, Buffalo was hit with one of the worst ice storms that I have ever experienced in my life.

The storm dumped up to 4 feet of snow in some parts of the city.

As a result, there were many people trapped in their cars as well as inside their homes because there was nowhere to escape to. The city was locked down, and some of the people who were trapped in their cars, unfortunately didn’t make it out. So, it was a pretty bad storm that caused millions in damages. During the storm, thousands of residents lost power and had no way of keeping their homes comfortable. For those who had generators, they were able to connect space heaters to them. And if the generator was large enough, it could run the furnace as well. My family also lost power during that snowstorm, but thankfully, our house has a fireplace. Although the fireplace can’t keep the entire house warm, it was good enough for us while we had no power. Typically, we never use the fireplace. In fact, that was probably the third time that we used it since we’ve lived in this house. But my husband prepared for the storm, and he knew that we would probably lose power, so he cleaned out the fireplace and he stocked up on wood for it. He also purchased a couple of propane tanks, so we could cook our food during the outage. These are some of the challenges that we face living in Buffalo, but it’s nice to have alternative ways to keep our home comfortable during major storms that cause power outages.

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Zoned heating when my parents moved in

I bought a house in Elgin, Illinois and moved in with my parents.

My parents are on the older side and they need some care. They need someone making sure they take all their vitamins and can drive them to their doctors appointments. They also need someone messing around with lawn care, the internet and making meals. It just made sense to have them live with me since I am single and have my own home. I noticed that older people tend to be colder. My parents were always upping my thermostat and wanting more heating. Elgin, IL is a colder area. It snows all the time here and the cold comes early. I was really worried about them during the winter. I then quickly realized that the issue was me. My parents cranked the thermostat and the heater did a great job. I started wearing shorts and a tank top in my home. I started feeling sick from being so warm. I realized I needed some kind of solution. I talked to my local HVAC dealer about my issue. He recommended a zone control system. That way my parents could crank the heater in their bedrooms and the living room if they wanted. I then could have a colder area in my bedroom and the kitchen. Since installing a ductless heating device, I have been much happier. It is nic knowing there are spaces I can retreat to and I won’t be so hot. My parents are killing me with the 80 degree settings. They need extra heat though.


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We decided to move somewhere else

My girlfriend and I moved to St petersburg, Florida, about 6 months ago. We were previously living in a small place in Alabama. It was a pretty big move for the two of us to go all the way to St. Petersburg. My girlfriend got a job working at a hospital. I got a job working at an AC repair business. I knew that it was going to be easy for me to find a job working at a local AC repair business. There are more than 50 different registered businesses in the St. Petersburg area and that doesn’t include all of Tampa bay. My girlfriend started working at the hospital as soon as we arrived in St petersburg, but I didn’t start my job at the AC repair business until about a month later. I filled out a lot of different applications and I went to several interviews. I waited until I found a job that was absolutely perfect for me. The commercial and residential heating and AC repair business where I work services all of St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay area. Most of the time my boss tries to keep everyone in the same part of the city all day. That cuts down on the amount of time we have to spend driving in the truck. If half of my day is spent in traffic because St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay are busy, then half of my day isn’t spent on repairs. I earn an hourly rate, but I also earn commission. I want to be working on AC repairs all day, because that’s how I make the most amount of money.

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