Albuquerque is a city with legal recreational marijuana laws.
As long as you aren’t being rude or discourteous, most of the police officers don’t say anything if you are smoking marijuana in public.
I’ve never had any problems until recently, when my friends and I were at a concert in Albuquerque. There was a cop outside of the venue and he saw my friends and I smoking marijuana in our vehicle. We really weren’t breaking any laws and we weren’t driving anywhere either. The officer came to speak with us and he searched the car after seeing us with marijuana. I felt like that Albuquerque police officer was trying to be a jerk. He didn’t seem interested in hearing about the concert or the rock and roll venue. The officer was going to take us into the station until another person pulled up and took the guy away. The other officer told us that we could go and he gave us a ticket for unlawfully smoking marijuana in a public place. It is terribly crazy when the rules are so arbitrary. If the officer would not have come up there, my friends and I might have gone to jail. The rules should be the same for everyone. If it’s no big deal to one cop, then it shouldn’t be a big deal to any of the other officers on duty in the city of Albuquerque. With legalization starting everywhere around the country from the east to the west coast, it won’t be long before other cities in the southwest legalize marijuana too.