Thousand Oaks, California, is a really wonderful place to live.
I first moved to the area a little over five years ago.
It is the second-largest city in Ventura County and situated in the northwestern part of Greater Los Angeles. It’s approximately 40 miles from downtown and offers some of the nation’s highest ranked schools. The many oak trees are the reason for the city’s name, and they add a charm to the landscape. There are truly beautiful parks, great restaurants, lots of shopping and one of the biggest auto malls in the nation. One of the reasons I moved to the state of California was for access to legal recreational cannabis. I deal with arthritis in my joints. The condition causes stiffness, swelling and pain. It is especially bad in my knuckles on both hands. During flare ups, it becomes impossible to make a fist. I struggle to open jars, hold a toothbrush and type on a computer. Since my job is handled entirely online, I spend nearly eight hours per day typing. I had very little success with prescription medication and was unwilling to risk the long-term side-effects. Home remedies were slightly helpful. After reading countless stories of people finding relief by taking cannabis, I wanted to try it. I was living in the northeast at the time, in a state where cannabis remains illegal for both recreational and medicinal purposes. I took a vacation to California, consulted with a very knowledgeable budtender and purchased a combination of tinctures and topicals. The improvement in my hands was nearly immediate. I then traveled around California, looking for a home to purchase in my price range. I fell in love with Thousand Oaks and was delighted to find an affordable property.