Medical marijuana a budding business in Los Lunas

The medical marijuana business is booming in Los Lunas.

New Mexico has 23 medical marijuana dispensaries, according to the New Mexico Department of Health.  Eleven of them are in Bernalillo County, but to find one of the newest, you have to look south.

The new Natural RX in Los Lunas serves about 350 people.

“We felt like we could serve all of Valencia County, Belen, a little bit of Socorro,” said Trevor Reed, Natural RX’s executive director.

Reed, who runs another shop in Albuquerque, said a lot of his clients were driving up from the south. There was a demand for a shop in Valencia County, so he opened up shop there.

“A lot of veterans. We probably have 40 or so percent veterans. Oddly enough, a lot of seniors,” Reed said of his client base.

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