Possession and cultivation of cannabis at home are now legal for adults ages 21 and over in New Mexico—representing a momentous day for the “Land of Enchantment.” Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham celebrated by releasing four infographics of what changes take effect immediately.
Under New Mexico’s legislation, The Cannabis Regulation Act, adults who are 21 and older can legally do the following: possess, purchase and give other adults up to two ounces of cannabis, up to 16 grams of concentrate and up to 800 milligrams of cannabis-infused edibles. Adults can also cultivate up to six mature and six immature cannabis plants, up to 12 mature plants per household; create cannabis-infused edibles at home or even make extracts—as long as it does not involve volatile solvents. Adults can also possess larger amounts of cannabis, if it is stored in a locked space at the person’s residence, hidden from public spaces; and possess, manufacture and give away “paraphernalia.”
“This is a landmark day, a huge step forward both for social justice and economic development in our state,” Governor Grisham said in a statement posted on her website. “We are proactively stopping the disproportionate criminalization of people of color for cannabis possession, and we are building