After I graduated with a 4-year degree in horticulture, I was not ready to start a career yet, however there was so much more I wanted to learn, beyond the confines of the state college. The college was excellent, I’m not disparaging it, & yet I found it unquestionably limiting. This was a few years ago, & legal cannabis was only available in a few states, however i knew this was the future, so I wanted to keep studying the marijuana plant! My quest for knowledge eventually led me here to one of the good hotspots for cannabis cultivation, the neighborhood of Albuquerque, NM, but some of the greatest & most innovative minds in the history of American cannabis call Albuquerque home. If I wanted to be the best I needed to learn from the best, so I also decided to make Albuquerque my home. I didn’t apply for a job at a cannabis dispensary, because selling weed wasn’t my goal. I found the business owners of Albuquerque & followed them to their cannabis grow operations. I wanted to study from them, to learn more about the best cannabis strains, however ultimately I wanted to start my own farm, but eventually this would mean leaving Albuquerque, however for the next few years I was determined to use this neighborhood as my version of Grad School. So far it’s been a lot more difficult than expected, because the cannabis industry in Albuquerque is unquestionably tight-knit, & they don’t like outsiders who ask a lot of questions. I won’t quit, I will keep trying to make it labor in Albuquerque.