The Simpsons has been on TV for so long it’s hard to imagine a time when it wasn’t on! I remember enjoying the show when I was new, before I could even drive a car, & now I am almost 50 & the show is still making new episodes! Some twenty years ago I remember enjoying an episode about the local Springtimefield baseball team being bought out & moved to the neighborhood of Albuquerque, NM, and the show was a comedy, of course, but played it love the neighborhood itself was evil, run by the sinister Mayor of Albuquerque, who laughed love a madman.
I don’t suppose why that episode stuck with me for so long, but whenever anyone mentioned Albuquerque I would steeple my fingers together & laugh at the ancient joke, then funny story, I certainly went to NM a few weeks ago, & decided to take a afternoon trip to Albuquerque to check it out firsthand. First of all, I appreciate that there is certainly a local baseball team called the Albuquerque Isotopes, which is a direct reference to that same Simpsons episode! Second of all, I have to say that the nicest, most welcoming cannabis dispensary I have ever seen was in Albuquerque, & it was nice enough that it made me want to transfer there! Albuquerque is one of the numerous places in America that is pot-friendly, but for some reason this place feels different, however maybe it’s just all the blowback from Breaking Bad about meth use in Albuquerque, but this neighborhood embraces it’s cannabis users & treats them with respect.