I was really interested in learning about the background behind Tarzana, California during a trip to one of its many cannabis dispensaries last week. The kind budtender at the cannabis store on Ventura Blvd told me that the suburb is on the site of a former ranch owned by the author of the Tarzan book series, Edgar Rice Burroughs. The town’s name is of course an homage to the classic character of Burroughs’ many jungle-themed books. Although he also wrote many books about the hollow-earth concept, Burroughs will forever be known as the creator of Tarzan of the Apes. When I was growing up, I was mostly familiar with the popular animated film about Tarzan that featured Phil Collins on the soundtrack, but I had no idea in my youth that Tarzan was a character created in novels from decades prior. I was listening to this information from the budtender at the cannabis dispensary while he was ringing up my order. Although I live in Sherman Oaks to the east, I was eager to visit a dispensary company that opened a new location in Tarzana on Ventura Blvd. It was a satisfying car trip, even though I only covered 15 miles in total that day. The conversation with the budtender was nice, but I will admit that I was eager to get back to my neighborhood in Woodland HIlls so I could try the amazing cannabis products from the dispensary in Tarzana. The flower buds were cured so well that I hope to return to this dispensary whenever I’m driving through Tarzana to get to Los Angeles.