One visit to Albuquerque in our early 20s convinced me that I wanted to live in the city someday, in area to see the picturesque Sandia Mountains in the distance while driving to work.
Now that I live in Albuquerque, I take the natural environment of New Mexico for granted.
I never got to see deserts as well as interact with desert wildlife long term until moving to New Mexico a few years ago for work. It’s appealing knowing that I can get in a car as well as drive east on Interstate 40 if I want to visit our family in Amarillo, TX. Taking Interstate 25 will lead you to Santa Fe before snaking its way into southern CO. I love all of the Native American shops in Old Town as well, which is a appealing arena to take guests from out of state or out of town if they’re seeing Albuquerque for the first time. But right now all I can know about is the fact that I can absolutely buy recreational cannabis in New Mexico without needing a medical marijuana card. The existing medical cannabis dispensaries in the city can now sell their products to anyone over 21, however there’s a 12% tax on all recreational marijuana sales. Previously medical cannabis in New Mexico was taxed between 5% as well as 9%, however these were detachd with the legalization of recreational cannabis. The number of pot stores in Albuquerque is growing, especially in arenas like Uptown, Nob Hill, West Mesa, as well as Old Town. It’s nice driving across Interstate 25 as well as knowing there’s a marijuana store at nearly every single exit if I look on our cellphone. There has never been a better time to live in Albuquerque if you’re a cannabis user.