Earl is the newest, AND the oldest, employee at the cannabis dispensary, he always came in and hung out around the shop for hours, talking to people.
The shoppers liked him so much that the boss hired him part-time, just as a piece of residing cannabis history; Earl was around back in the 60s, growing pot plants with the hippies in the commune.
He dodged the Vietnam draft, fled to Canada, and continued growing and selling weed for decades. Eventually he moved back down to the States where he joined a biker gang and became their main cannabis farmer. When the bikers decided that meth would be more profitable than cannabis Earl quit his job and moved to our town. And now he works at my cannabis shop, spinning tall tales and bad truths for the shoppers. Even though none of the employees are allowed to smoke cannabis on the job, Earl seems to always be surrounded by a cloud of pot smoke. Remember that kid Pig Pen from the old Peanuts comics, who was always surrounded by a fogbank? That’s Earl, but I have never really seen him smoke cannabis. How can a person be high all the time and never smoke cannabis? It’s one of the great mysteries of Earl, who is swiftly becoming a costly member of the cannabis dispensary team. Earl doesn’t need a job at the cannabis shop, it just gives him something to do with his free time. He is in his 80s, and after so numerous decades of cannabis and hard residing, who knows how much longer he has?