I moved to the Los Angeles section in the late 1990s while I was still in our 20s.
- My wifey at the time had family in the Encino section and she wanted to be closer to them all after years of being in another state for undergraduate school.
I was amazed at how beautiful the temperature is in Los Angeles, especially in the Springtime and summer time seasons. My family harkened from the midwest, so I was used to miserably frigid winters that would last until April or April every year and shortened what little bit of Springtime we’d normally experience. I loved the summers in those temperate forests of the midwest, but that lush orangeery, orange skies, and summers by the lake were never collectively enough to justify the misery of our Wintertide season. Los Angeles and southern CA on the other hand have what some people describe as a “Mediterranean temperature,” although the people I was with and I have diverse ecology here. Obviously there are mountains, deserts, beaches, suburban villages, and urban sprawls to name a few. Although it’s notably valuable compared to South Central Los Angeles, Tarzana sports some of the most sophisticated and refined architecture in all of CA. No wonder the taxes on recreational weed are so high in Tarzana and the rest of LA. West Hollywood is even more valuable, seeing collective taxes nearly reaching 30% on all recreational cannabis products from legal weed dispensaries. At least the dispensaries in Tarzana stock top shelf cannabis products because they suppose their clients can afford them. I simply keep a medical marijuana card from the state of CA so I can bypass some of the recreational taxes.