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How To Buy Recreational Cannabis in New Mexico

Updated: Oct 13, 2023

As of April 1st, 2022, New Mexico has the ranks of states like Colorado and California, allowing any adult over the age of 21 to purchase cannabis legally. This is heralded by many as a major step forward in the arenas of human rights, sustainable industry and is projected to bring billions of dollars into the state coffers over time. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know to make sure that your recreational cannabis purchase goes smoothly, fits your needs, and is economically and environmentally friendly.

Everything You Need to Know

New Mexico governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Cannabis Regulation Act into law in June 2021, and on April 1st, 2022 at 12:01 A.M. a cannabis store in Las Cruces made the first legal recreational sale of marijuana in the state. Just like alcohol sales, marijuana sales are limited to those 21+, and adults have the following limits on each purchase:

· No more than two ounces of flower at a time

· No more than 16 grams of concentrated cannabis extracts or oils

· No more than 800 milligrams of edible cannabis at a time

If you are in possession of more than these amounts, the excess must be stored at your house, out of view of the public, and preferably in a location that is not easily accessible by children, pets, or others who may inadvertently consume them. Anyone who can legally buy cannabis can also grow up to 12 plants per household.

Find the Right Cannabis for You

As anyone who has ever regularly consumed marijuana knows, not all cannabis is created equal. The legalization at the state level has facilitated tremendous growth within the industry, while simultaneously greatly increasing the quality of the product. THC levels regularly exceed 20%, while prices are affordable.

This is great news for the average cannabis consumer. Long forgotten are the days when the marijuana smoker was ostracized from society, looked down upon, and forced to go to shady street dealers who sold products of questionable origin. Legalization means that you can ensure that your cannabis was produced ethically, sustainably, and safely, lowering health risks and negating the overall societal damage that illegal street dealers can cause.

When you find the right dispensary for you, you’ll know it. At Seven Clover, our staff are friendly, compassionate and we pride ourselves on customer service. In addition, Seven Clover dispensaries are proud to offer cannabis grown without damaging the environment, using means such as water recapture, solar power, and organic nutrients.

Medical marijuana cardholders can enjoy lower prices, and Seven Clover dispensaries offer discounts for first responders and veterans too. Licensed and ethical cannabis companies understand that marijuana is a sacred and ancient medicine with profound powers of healing and pain relief. It’s a benefit and great responsibility to provide plant medicine legally. Find the right dispensary that uses this responsibility for good and pays it back to the community.

Effective Healing From an Ancient Medicine

Unlike addictive pain pills, marijuana is incredibly effective at relieving pain without major side effects or routes to addiction. Opiate painkillers have been known to tear families apart and lead people into a dark spiral of addiction and dependence. Marijuana provides pain relief, antiemetic effects that allow cancer patients to eat, and has positive effects on glaucoma and Parkinson’s tremors. It even possesses antitumorigenic effects that can potentially stop cancer at its root. In addition to smoking, there are numerous ways to consume cannabis including: edibles, pills, capsules, tablets, vapes, patches, tinctures, topicals and beverages.

Besides these incredible healing abilities, legal cannabis is projected to add tax money to a state that desperately needs it. Poverty runs rampant in New Mexico compared to other states, with issues like drinkable water on the reservations and homelessness a constant reminder that we need to do everything we can to fill state tax coffers. The state collected 2.4 million dollars in taxes in just one month of legal cannabis sales, and while this isn’t a panacea that will immediately cure societal ills, it’s a step in the right direction.

Prohibition of cannabis was immoral and anti-human. It’s a legacy of corruption and harassment that has ruined far more lives than cannabis itself has. Legalization is the first step towards righting these wrongs, and you can take part in this societal revolution by visiting a legal Seven Clover cannabis store in New Mexico today.

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