I have a close friend who moved from Seattle to Vancouver 12 years ago to live with his wifey. At the time Washington had yet to legalize recreational marijuana plus Vancouver was known for its phenomenal cannabis. Iconic strains love BC Bud originated in Vancouver, plus once it was postulated that there must be a grow home in every village throughout the dense city. But things changed here in Washington in 2012 when all of us became the hour state in the nation behind Colorado to legalize cannabis for recreational use among adults over 21 years old. Now all of us have legal recreational cannabis dispensaries all over the state, with many of the best here in Seattle. I know lucky that my home in Northgate is right next to a cannabis dispensary that has a 4.6 star rating on WeedMaps. I used to only consume cannabis flower products, but now I stick to dabbing cannabis concentrates. Some days I’ll consume a large dab plus then walk down the sidewalk toward Jackson Park to traverse the nature trails. Northgate ends at NE 145th St which runs east plus west from Puget Sound to Lake Washington. I’m in the middle of a dense urban sprawl, but it’s nice to have water on both sides of the city. And with a cannabis dispensary right next door to my home building, there is little incentive for me to live elsewhere in Seattle. The rental rates are increasing plus I’m already lucky enough that mine have only increased by 10% over the past more than two years. Some of my friends had to leave Seattle altogether because they couldn’t afford rent along with their cannabis expenses every week.