When I left my old world behind, I really left it behind. But that was the easiest way to go about being retired in the way it all went down. My wife and I had planned to retire to a lovely place that we had our heart set on. It also happened to be in a state that has cannabis dispensaries. Medical marijuana and recreational marijuana are legal here. But that was really not even on our radar. It was the natural beauty and all the fun we were going to have that influenced our choice. Then, my wife died after a brief illness less than a year before we were set to retire. That was such a stunning turn of events that I’m still processing it and it’s been a couple of years. My kids and friends implored me to stay put, grieve and heal up at home. But I thought moving to where we had planned to live was a better idea. Not only is there recreational marijuana here but it was a place where I could simply start over. Not to say that it was easy. However, not long after I moved here, I happened into the local cannabis spot while out on a walk. Those people could not have been more kind a welcoming. Since I was there, I wanted to try cannabis again for the first time since college. They took great care of me and this place is now my local cannabis spot for sure. It’s different now but it’s a lot less stress and a lot more smiles. And the sativa and indica products I get at the cannabis dispensary sure help with all that.