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Sunland Park business owners look to provide marijuana consumers with a place to smoke

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A business in Sunland Park New Mexico is looking to capitalize on recreational marijuana in a way most people probably haven’t thought of.

Tucked off the streets of Hope Court and Ardovinos Drive Sunland Park sit three trailers.

“We’re trying to create something really special,” said Robert Ardovino, the co-owner of Roadside Inn.

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Ardovino says the inn is offers a place for visitors to use marijuana.

“Kinda of a hybrid space for people who can’t enjoy it in the privacy of their own home,” said Ardovino.

He believes that the trailers could serve a vital purpose for some New Mexicans.

“Cannabis to many is a medicine and some people that use it as a medicine might live in public housing, they can’t use it in their own home," Ardovino added.

While people can’t consume or smoke marijuana inside the trailers, people can outside on the patio.

“All of our spaces have private patios surrounding them and separated from others. So, they make for a comfortable place to enjoy,” said Ardovino.

If you end up smoking inside you could face a $1000 fine, according to the inn's website.

Ardovino and his sister, who also co-owns the business said they are trying to preserve the 1950s airstreams.

People can rent the trailers on Airbnb.

Ardovino said he anticipates a lot of business as he is already booked out for the next three weeks.

“I’ve seen an uptick in reservations,” said Ardovino.

Ardovino also owns Ardovino's restaurant but he says the business are not connected.

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