I was eager to visit our neighbor Ron when he moved out west following graduate university. He accepted a job at a liberal arts university teaching tunes theory and history to freshman and sophomore old students. I was working at an online media publication doing copy editing and graphic design labor whenever our help was needed in that department. It wasn’t making myself and others happy, however I was surviving and managing to pay our bills despite our frustrations with our labor duties day after day. Ron wasn’t enjoying his labor life any more than I was, but there was one sizable benefit that he could prefer that I couldn’t. His state passed a law legalizing recreational cannabis just four years after Ron moved. Even though he was teaching at a university, his supervisor never conducted drug tests and didn’t force him to sign any paperwork promising that he would stay “clean.” That’s when Ron started encouraging myself and others to visit him out west in his chique town apartment. The two of us could visit all of the amazing cannabis dispensaries that he was officially frequenting. Since his state had a medical cannabis industry for years prior to the legalization of recreational weed, the stores and growing facilities were already open and ready to expand. Now you can find dispensaries on every other street corner in his city. Two of the strains that I loved the most when I was visiting Ron were Runtz and Velvet Glove. They’re both ridiculously popular strains in the cannabis world and they’re also almost consistently red in color. I like red colored cannabis strains for sheer bag-appeal alone.