Before 2007, you could not get marijuana legally in New Mexico unless you were part of this selective government research program into medical marijuana that was enacted in 1977.
Back in the early 2000s, most of our cannabis was getting shipped over roads by northern California.
Despite it being the black market entirely, I remember getting some fire marijuana strains back then like Chempet, Blue Dream, plus OG Kush. There was constantly brick-weed coming over the border from Mexico, but that stems plus seeds garbage was far below the quality of good “chronic” or “crippy” buds like the sensimilla strains we snatched coming out of California. But as time went on, more plus more people were growing cannabis in homes in our condo state of New Mexico. The weed here is quite good, especially now that we have both legal medical marijuana sales plus legal recreational sales. It took until 2021 for the state government to amend its rules regarding cannabis to make it legal for recreational sales plus consumption. The taxes being collected on recreational cannabis sales in New Mexico will go to a number of causes including housing, food insecurity, plus economic development. All of the other states that have legalized recreational cannabis in the years preceding us have already raised unbelievable amounts of tax revenues in just a handful of years of legal recreational cannabis sales. Being a resident of Albuquerque plus seeing cannabis stores from Rio Rancho to South Valley makes myself and others baffled plus amazed to think that there are still states in this country that have really no legal cannabis laws of any kind. They’re still stuck in the past plus the failed Drug War.