“Hey man, what’s up?” I said.
“Yo, bro. How are things?”
“Good. You want to hang out?”
“Of course. Come by tomorrow. I will give you the address. Don’t save it.”
“You got it, man.”
I arrived at the office. It was easy to miss. I made the block a few times. They ended up saying, “Meet us by the Best Buy.” LOL
As I entered the office, Pathos, Josh’s guard dog, greeted me with barking. I was a little anxious due to being attacked as a kid, but Pathos was cool.
Josh welcomed me in and introduced me to Joey. These dudes were really chill. You know, pure-bread Cali boys.
“Take a seat,” Josh says. “So, what did you want to talk about?”
“I am really interested in the cannabis industry on every level. I wanted to ask you a series of questions and then post an article to further market your business to the Los Angeles area. I lived here for 6 years, owned property for 2, but I am Texas boy — tried and true. No offense.”
“None taken,” Josh said.
He seemed slightly distracted by his dispatching duties. I thought it was fun to see the inter-workings of an Los Angeles dispensary.
“So, how many people do you have in your operation?”
“That’s cool. What is the toughest part about running the business?”
Josh thought for a moment and said, “There are two things: 1. Cops 2. Keeping dependable drivers.”
“Interesting.” I said, sort of intrigued. How hard would it be to keep good delivery drivers? It sounds like one of the coolest jobs ever.
I turned to look at Joey playing Rocket League on the TV on the other side of the office. He was taking a break from some paperwork. I don’t blame him. I do the same thing at home.
I turn, and Josh done pulled out that rig! I will write more about this experience later, (Rig Story) but I hit that rig. Believe that!
We continued to dialogue. Then we received a shipment from a farmer, divided it up into eighths, and then named it. We all took turns smelling it, and we decided on Blue Haze, because it was a sativa dominant mix of Blue Dream and Maui Haze. Wouldn’t you know it, Joey already had labels ready. That was crazy.
Then we started talking about wine. Lo and behold, Josh had a cannabis infused wine. I had first heard about it in a Olive Garden in Pueblo, Colorado, from a guy named Drew. I had wanted to try it ever since! It was expensive, but I think it would make a good birthday or anniversary present!
My final question, “What are your future plans for expansion?”
“I would love to expand into different parts of LA. Some of the police are real hard-asses. I mean, I pay taxes on this legal business, and they still gotta pull my people over and take all my shit. It pisses me off! Also, I would love to start mailing to everywhere in California. That would really expand our operation.”
“I agree. I don’t even think I could fathom it!”
“Yeah man. Be sure to write that down.”
“I did. Trust, bro.”
Josh thought for a moment. “Do you have anything else? By the way, these are really good questions.”
“Thanks, man. It’s been fun, but I need to headout tonight. I am in town all week. I am at a good stopping point on my books, so I got some time. Hit me up. I would love to hang out more.”
“Will do, man. Take it easy.”
I left that night missing my life in Cali. They were more accepting of my organic choices for food and medicine, and there were alot of people that lived this way. Also, Cali wax is the best I’ve had. That’s all I am going to say. So, if you find yourself in the Los Angeles area, and want to meet a good group of people, contact On Deck Coop. You won’t regret it. Tell them Wagen sent you. Wagen, over and out.