Frequently Asked Questions
Are cannabis and hemp the same?
Both cannabis and hemp come from the family Cannabis sativa. However, the psychoactive compound THC found in cannabis occurs in a much smaller percentage, about 0.3%, meaning it won’t affect someone the way marijuana would.
Can you use a credit card at a dispensary?
When you plan on visiting a dispensary in New Mexico or anywhere else where marijuana is legal, make sure to bring a valid ID and cash. Because cannabis is still technically illegal to consume and sell on a federal level, dispensaries have limited banking abilities. For this reason, most will have an ATM on-site, but to stay on the side of caution, try to bring your own cash with you beforehand.
Do you need a medical card for dispensaries in New Mexico?
As of June 29, 2021, a medical card is no longer necessary to purchase marijuana. In New Mexico and any other state that has legalized the use of recreational cannabis, anyone aged 21 or older possesses the ability to obtain it legally.
Does New Mexico have recreational dispensaries?
Yes. The governor of New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham, signed the bill that made cannabis legal for recreational use on June 29, 2021.
How can cannabis help the economy?
The legalization of cannabis can help the economy in various ways. In addition to creating jobs, legalizing cannabis can generate tax revenue for states and decrease spending on crime.
How old do you have to be to go into a dispensary in New Mexico?
To enter a dispensary in New Mexico, patrons must be of legal buying age, 21 years or older, and have a valid state ID.
What exactly does CBD do?
While CBD does not induce the high one would feel when ingesting THC, users enjoy relaxing benefits. It helps to relieve stress and boost mood.
When did cannabis become a drug?
Before the 19th and early 20th centuries, marijuana was widely used for its medicinal properties. In 1937, under President Roosevelt, the Marihuana Tax Act was passed that illegalized the use of cannabis on the federal level.
Will cannabis ever be federally legal?
There is no definitive answer to this question, as the future of cannabis legalization rests in the hands of our government. However, it is highly likely cannabis will become legal on the federal level within a decade based on the predictions of various state senators and other politicians.
Will dispensaries take expired IDs?
By law, dispensaries are prohibited from selling to patrons who present expired IDs to buy products. Even if you are a regular and known by the staff personally, you are still required to present a valid form of ID to shop and purchase.