March 9, 2017

Walking 18 Miles, Meeting New Friends was a Blast


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Soon after attending the Cannabis Collaborative Meeting in Portland, I hopped on to a BoltBus for the non-end trip up to Seattle for CannaCon 2017.  Just to make the trip an journey, there was a rockslide exterior of Longview, Washington, that shut I-5, so I recognized the obligation of remaining our driver’s navigator when we forged an alternate route up Oregon 30, the Columbia River Hwy.  It was virtually midnight by the time I checked in at the La Quinta Inn in downtown Seattle.

Friday early morning, I took my time going for walks the 4 miles to Pier 91, exactly where the function was remaining held, checking out 3 leisure dispensaries alongside the way.  Each was a bit different but I noticed correct away that none of them showed me the flower buds like we do in Oregon.  Everything in the Washington dispensaries exists in sealed packaging.  Just not what I have come to experience in Oregon.

The CannaCon 2017 conference was substantial, spread around two flooring with lots of exhibitors.  Of course, because Pier 91 is federal house, there was no cannabis or cannabis goods in the location.  That still left a great deal more time and power for conversation all-around the small business of cannabis and how every single exhibitor furnished a product or provider that could enable you and your business realize achievements.  Since I am a Senior Cannabis Client, I was on the lookout for anything that may possibly assist me eat.

Dr.dabber is a corporation that generates and sells equipment that enable the shopper vaporize extracts (you may possibly recall that they have been highlighted in one particular of our stoner present giving guides as properly as a evaluation we did).  I decided that their new solution, Aurora, was value my expense of funds and time to see if it will do the job for me and my lifestyle.  The hard detail for me when it arrives to vaporizing extracts is that I will have to both go someplace that has a dab rig, or devote in a dab rig myself.  All of the choices I had seen had been both cumbersome and costly.  Stay tuned for a critique of the Aurora.

Of program, the major rationale for me to go to an occasion like this is to meet up with like-minded folks and study a lot more about cannabis.  Anthony Nitowski and I satisfied past 12 months at PDX Weed Week and he observed me ideal absent at CannaCon 2017 (I am uncomplicated to location).  I joined him and his buddies for a shorter bus journey off federal property to obtain the social gathering bus.  Another practical experience that certainly solidified for me my adore for these activities.

By the time I returned to the lodge, I had walked 10.3 miles, had stayed superior from about 2pm right until midnight, and had had a blast!

Saturday was a bit of a repeat, other than I experienced to pack and examine out of the hotel ahead of wandering more than to Pier 91.  Luckily, the motel stored my bag for me right until it was time to wander again to catch the BoltBus back to Portland.  Since I realized that I had to exist in a timed existence, I made use of Seattle’s community transit procedure to return to the lodge and from the hotel to the bus terminus, so my strolling was confined to 8 miles.

Strolling 18 miles in two days whilst assembly new good friends, likely on new adventures, and keeping medicated the overall time is surely my notion of retirement.  If it is also your concept of retirement, know that it is extremely, very feasible.

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