I grew up on the West Coast, five miles from the beach.
I learned how to surf on the waves when I was 5 years old.
I hung out in the city with my friends and rode my skateboard. I met my girlfriend when both of us were seniors in high school. My girlfriend and I did not attend the same high school, but we lived in the same apartment building. We met one afternoon in the park and talked on the phone that night for several hours. We started dating and eventually became a couple. When I was 21 years old, I applied for a medical cannabis card. I was approved and started using medical cannabis regularly. My girlfriend was using medical cannabis as well, but not every single day. She was trying to find a full-time job close to home.We were surprised when she was offered a position halfway across the country. The job offer was too good to turn down, so both of us packed all of our items into a tiny U-Haul and drove to the middle of the country. Luckily, we are still in a state with medical cannabis.