WB: Where are you from? What brought you to the plant? Tell me about the first time you used cannabis? Do you remember who you were with?
Mahlate Hagos=MH: My parents came to the states from Ethiopia right before I was born to provide a better life + better opportunity for the family. My uncle lived in Oakland so that’s what gravitated my family over here. I grew up in West Oakland, California my whole life. And I still live here!