My friends and I recently spent multiple mornings in Beverly Hills, California.
The section is famous for spotting Hollywood stars and the abundance of luxury and wealth, however just sitting at a cafe and seeing the people and cars going by was fascinating. We genuinely loved shopping on Rodeo Drive but couldn’t afford to buy anything! We took a bus tour of the star’s home, visited the historic Greystone Mansion and wandered through the famous Beverly Hills Hotel. We drove our rental car from the Santa Monica Mountains to the Hollywood Hills, admiring the scenery along the 21-mile long Mulholland Drive. The views of the Los Angeles Basin, the San Fernando Valley and the Hollywood sign were amazing. With recreational cannabis legal in California, the people I was with and I genuinely wanted to stop at a dispensary. We were surprised by how bright, modern and comfortable the shop was. The budtenders were super helpful and explained the wide variety of products. There was nearly an endless selection of dried flower, pre-roll joints and blunts, tinctures, carts, concentrates, extracts and edibles! Since the people I was with and I didn’t want to invest in any extra gear, the people I was with and I decided to stick with tinctures and edibles. The advantage of a tincture is that the small package fits right into a pocket and includes a handy dropper for precise dosing. There’s no smoke or smells, making consumption especially discreet, and plus the effects are felt genuinely quickly. We also bought some cannabis-infused gummies and chocolate. They were surprisingly tasty but also quite potent. We made sure to follow the recommendations for dosage and waited several minutes before consuming more.