Deep in the heart of the San Fernando Valley is the neighborhood of Tarzana, located just outside of Los Angeles.
I have lived in Tarzana since I was a little girl.
A lot of things have changed since then. This neighborhood was much smaller when I was little. I remember when the grocery store and the nail salon were the only businesses in town. Now Tarzana is home to thousands of local businesses. Since I was a little girl, cannabis has been legalized in Tarzana, California. Anyone over the age of 21 with a valid state ID can purchase recreational or medical cannabis from a state-licensed dispensary. I wasn’t happy when the laws changed and cannabis was legalized. It took a long time to change my mind about cannabis, but now I know how many wonderful medical contributions it can make. The area used to be a farm or two and now there are houses that line the streets. My kids attend a top notch school and they get a wonderful education. Both of my kids attend a school with a large pool indoors. My daughter is on the swim team and she has some of the fastest times in the state. She looks like a dolphin in the water when she is swimming. The coach told me that she has the intensity and talent to be an olympic athlete someday. Every parent wants to hear that from a coach, but I honestly think my daughter actually has a chance at making that dream come true. She is already breaking high school records at the age of ten.