New Mexico Marijuana Laws

New Mexico Marijuana Laws

New Mexico has decriminalized marijuana use for medical purposes but it is still illegal for recreational use. That means, possessing, growing, and selling it are highly criminal and punishable by fines and jail time.

Punishments of Marijuana use in New Mexico:

  • Possession of 1 oz or less (first offense) is a misdemeanor, punishable by 15 days in jail and a $50-100 fine. Subsequent offenders may see a year in jail and 1,000 fine.

  • Possession of 1 to 8 oz is a misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.

  • Possession of 8 oz or more is a felony, punishable by 18 months in jail and a $5,000 fine.

  • Distributing or cultivating 100 lbs or less (first offense) is a felony, punishable by 18 months in jail and a $5,000 fine. Subsequent offenses may get 3 years in prison.

  • Distributing or cultivating more than 100 lbs (first offense) is a felony, punishable by 3 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Subsequent offense will get 9 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

  • Distributing any amount to a minor (first offense) is a felony, punishable by 3 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Subsequent offenses are punishable by 9 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

  • Distributing 100 lbs or less within a school zone (first offense) is a felony, punishable by 3 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Subsequent offenses are punishable by 9 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. If more than 100 lbs the punishment almost doubles.

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