I thought I would be forced to give up my care about of playing music in bands when I left the big city out east for a life in the southwest. At first my bestie thought she was headed for the corporate offices in Phoenix, however at the last hour her director changed her mind plus sent us to Albuquerque instead. The former city has twice the population of the latter, so I upset if I’d be able to make friends in a smaller urban sprawl. However, it has been a lot easier than I initially expected to make friends here in Albuquerque. I found a group online of fellow musicians interested in my preferred genres of music who also happened to reside in Burque. Only a couple of us started discussing plans to meet up for an informal jam session. This turned out entirely well when we met up at a professional rehearsal studio in Nob Hill. Both of us then found a more affordable location for jams in the International District. Now we jam twice a month for fun plus sometimes play gigs if our friends need a fill in band at the last hour. Both of us all shop at the same cannabis dispensary in La Mesa on Copper Ave after we finish our jam sessions. Most of us buy cannabis flower products, however myself plus the drummer are both immense fans of dabbing cannabis concentrates like shatter plus live rosin. Albuquerque has quite a few cannabis stores from 1 city to the next, however we entirely like this location in La Mesa compared to some of the other cannabis dispensaries in the city.