When I first moved to the city I had never smoked pot before. Not only that, but I had no interest in doing so. I was too stoked about life to slow down long enough to get stoned, or even get drunk. I was a straight edge, so it may seem like a weird choice for me to rent an apartment above a cannabis dispensary. At the time it was a matter of convenience, because the rent was low and it was within walking distance of my job. Besides, what harm could come from it? Two months later I was a daily cannabis smoker, thanks mostly to the convenience of having a dispensary right downstairs. As soon as I moved in my old friends all wanted to come and visit me, or to stay with me while they visited the cannabis dispensary as it turned out. I had never been so popular before, but it wasn’t my sparkling personality it was the amazing array of cannabis products located two floors down. My friends would buy some stuff at the cannabis dispensary and then come up to my apartment to smoke it. I would get a contact high just from all the cannabis smoke in the air, and I realized that it made me feel good. That started me down the slippery slope to where I am today, the type of guy who smokes cannabis every day, several times a day! My friends still come over all the time, and now I am the one packing bowls with cannabis and rolling up the joints.