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Posted: Saturday, January 4, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 12:23 am, Wed Jan 8, 2014.

Marijuana is still illegal in New Mexico. But less than 100 miles north of the Colorado state line, in the town of Pueblo, there are two stores — soon to be three — in which New Mexicans over the age of 21 can buy limited amounts of the drug.

That’s been true since New Year’s Day, when Colorado implemented the legalization, taxation and regulation of recreational marijuana for adults, as approved by the state’s voters in the 2012 election. Although Washington state voters approved a similar ballot initiative in 2012, according to the Marijuana Policy Project, Colorado is “the first jurisdiction in the world to establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol.”

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2 comments:

  • Khal Spencer posted at 2:31 pm on Mon, Jan 6, 2014.

    Khal Spencer Posts: 418

    If you work for a company that does drug testing, you might add to the list of Doobie Do's and Don'ts that even if it is technically legal to take a trip to Colorado to enjoy a little reefer madness, it might cost you your job back home, esp. if you work for one of the Federal labs in NM and you test positive for something illegal under Federal law or, if you ring the dope-o-meter on your employer's list of prohibited substances. THC detection times are days to weeks after consumption. Here is a reference.
    http://tinyurl.com/7q6kk7k

    Let the buyer beware.

     
  • Simon András posted at 12:58 pm on Mon, Jan 6, 2014.

    SimonTheSorcerer Posts: 1

    Finally, updated list of all the Colorado marijuana shops officially in operation:

    http://simonsblogpark.com/legalhigh/list-of-colorado-marijuana-shops-weed-shops/

    with official Google maps engine

     

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