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My name is David Rhodes and I’m the owner and just one of the writers here at FlowerAndFreedom. Cannabis has played a central part of my life for nearly 20 years and has been my full-time profession for the past 17 years. Currently, I’m based right outside of Boulder, Colorado, but I also spent quite a few years overseas.
I first got into cannabis recreationally when I really discovered the overall history of cannabis. It’s been around for thousands of years, and obviously if it was important enough to stick around through history, then there definitely must be something to it, so it grabbed my curiosity.
I began my first home a bit prior to Colorado Amendment 64, and knew I had to find a way to make this my career. Back in 2003, I traveled to Amsterdam with a friend, and began to look for work in the cannabis industry. I soon landed a job as a budtender, and did anything I could to learn more about the industry. After two years working in a “coffeeshop”, I began to get a bit more experience in the commercial grow side of the industry, and got to see how large scale operations were done.
Eventually, I made my way back to the United States as cannabis was beginning to become legalized recreationally, and settled back in Colorado. Ever since, I’ve been working as a consultant for a few up and coming cannabis businesses in the area.