One of the reasons why I decided to move to Albuquerque, New Mexico, is due to the fact that it has legal marijuana.
- My friends and I have been using marijuana since we were teenagers.
Back then, I didn’t realize I was self-medicating with marijuana. Now that I am under the care of a physician, I realize that marijuana can actually be helpful for my anxiety. When I found out that New Mexico was going to change the law and legalize marijuana consumption, I talked to a friend of mine about moving to Albuquerque. The two of us specifically chose Albuquerque because we are absolutely and totally into hot air balloons. Every year during the month of October, there is an international balloon fiesta held in Albuquerque. This event hosts hot air balloons from all over the world. The event is easily one of the largest festivals in the entire world. The festival started in 1972. 50 years ago, there were only 13 original balloons. Next year for the 50th Anniversary, there will be more than 1,000 balloons. Each year the Balloon Fiesta grows more and more popular. Many of the local small businesses rely on the Balloon Fiesta for their largest source of income. It is easily one of the biggest events in Albuquerque after the Gay Pride events in June. There is something fun for everyone in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The city and the nightlife are only the tip of the iceberg. The place is rich in culture and spanish influence can be seen in much of the architecture and textiles.