All of the dispensaries are getting too close to home

Bernalillo County in New Mexico is easily the most heavily populated county in the entire state. Bernalillo County is home to one of the state’s largest cities, Albuquerque. Albuquerque is where I live with my family. I grew up in Santa Fe, but I moved to Albuquerque for college and I settled down in the city when I was finished. I met my wife in Albuquerque. She was born and raised in New Mexico as well. We got married a couple of years after we started dating and we had children right away. We live in a four-bedroom house on the outskirts of Albuquerque in a nice suburb that is safe and affordable. Recently I’ve seen a lot of major changes to our small suburb. The city of Albuquerque seems to get bigger each year. Now the city stretches as far as our neighborhood. Things used to be relatively quiet, but a recreational marijuana dispensary opened in town and things have been chaotic since then. The recreational marijuana dispensary is open until 10 at night. This store is one of the only places in town that is open so late. The marijuana dispensary attracts a certain crowd of people and this is not the crowd of people I would prefer to have in my area of town at 10 at night. I’ve petitioned the Town Council several times to have the license for the marijuana dispensary revoked, but all they see is a legal business and lots of dollar signs in tax revenue. They certainly don’t seem concerned with the crowd of people the business attracts.


Marijuana Store Albuquerque New Mexico