For reference, a joint usually contains about 0.5 to 1 gram of pot. Depending on the consumer`s tolerance and previous experience, a dose of 800 milligrams of edibles consumed at a time can send them to heaven, Las Vegas or the emergency room. In 2012, Colorado voters voted for recreational cannabis and sales began in 2014. Earlier this year, New Mexico lawmakers passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana. The sale is expected to begin no later than April 1, 2022. Seven years after the legal weed in Colorado and just a few months after the new legalization in New Mexico, there are still many unknowns from community leaders in Trinidad and Raton. But one thing is clear: political leaders, law enforcement, businessmen and local residents are closely monitoring the unfolding of all this. But despite a large number of Western states with legal sales of recreational cannabis — and even more so with dynamic medical programs — marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and interstate trade in weed is illegal. Over the past decade, residents of Raton and Trinidad have lived under a very different set of cannabis laws. But that will soon change as New Mexico prepares to legally sell marijuana for recreational use. It`s also the first place on I-25 in Colorado where you can find legal weed — dozens and dozens of shops bring pot tourists from Texas, New Mexico, and other neighboring states where recreational marijuana is illegal. Police are once again reminding citizens that under current law, the legal limit on marijuana possession per person can be up to 30 grams, or up to four plants.
It is now legal in New Mexico for adults over the age of 21 to grow up to 12 marijuana plants on their property for their personal use. It is also legal in New Mexico to possess up to two ounces of marijuana flower, 16 grams of concentrate and 800 milligrams of edibles outside the home. New Mexico cities and towns will spend the next six months setting the rules for inbound pot stores. New Mexico marijuana growers are currently experiencing their first cultivation and harvest after legalization. «The assumption is that if you legalize it, the black market will disappear,» Berry said. «I think the opposite is true. It promotes the black market, people grow and sell it, support the black market, and that`s the problem we see in Colorado. It is difficult to tell the difference between what is legal and what is not. As recreational marijuana becomes legal in New Mexico and remains illegal in Texas, towns and villages along the state border will soon find themselves in a similar situation to that experienced by Raton and Trinidad over the past decade. Sexual activity between men and women of the same sex is illegal in Trinidad and Tobago. There is legislation that prohibits LGBT people from entering the country.
In practice, these laws are rarely enforced and there is growing local support for LGBT rights. However, public expressions of affection between same-sex couples can attract negative attention. Read our page of information and tips for the LGBT community before you travel. Cover photo: Recreational cannabis stores line Commercial Street in downtown Trinidad, Colorado. It is currently legal for an adult over the age of 21 to buy their limit – one ounce per day – at each store. (Sara Sanchez/El Paso Inc.) This article appeared first on El Paso Matters and is republished here under a Creative Commons license. THCU started with eight employees and now has up to 35, Schultz said. She said higher and rising sales taxes on grass pose a greater threat to businesses than recreational sales in New Mexico, and said legalization is one of the best things that can happen to the state. «It`s much harder to tell if you have this legally or if you`re a victim of human trafficking? It`s getting blurry about what`s legal and what`s not,» Berry said. They told us that there are major producers there that are legal, but there are also some that are illegal. It`s hard to say and apply because it`s really cloudy.
El Paso is poised to become the last stop west of I-10 before drivers encounter three consecutive legal weed states: New Mexico, Arizona and California. But it`s still unclear how a community like Sunland Park, nestled at the intersection of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico, will work with the legal pot and its neighbor in El Paso, where the herb is still illegal at the state level, but with little decriminalized possession in the city. The city benefited from sales tax revenues generated by legal marijuana. Trinidad`s prices for grass may be higher than what you`ll find in Denver 200 miles north, but its tourist base and pot loving keeps business stable. Berry said the negative aspects of Colorado`s legal pot include an ongoing black market, a lack of clarity and resources for law enforcement in Raton, and growing behavioral and substance abuse problems. In short, weed bought and sold in Colorado or another constitutional state should be consumed there. Two Venezuelan citizens charged with marijuana possession «I don`t use oils (CBD). I cook with my process, so I know exactly what`s going on,» she said. Melton added that the city`s familiarity with boom and bust cycles means Trinidad is looking to what could happen if New Mexico starts selling recreational cannabis. El Paso and Sunland Park are located near Interstate 10, a main road that runs from Santa Monica, California, to Jacksonville, Florida. The town of 5,900 is a former mining town that was once primarily supported by the nearby York Canyon mining complex, which closed in the early 2000s. Raton`s population is now aging, with many retirees and those looking for a peaceful life in a small town in the mountains.
«Yes, there are people who are sick, people who have cancer, who have epilepsy, and then there are people who are not physically ill, but at the end of the day, it`s all about well-being and mental stability.» «Lollipops are a big loss for the company, I can`t charge anyone $100 for a lollipop, but I also can`t risk burning my hand for $30,» she said. «It`s not that it`s not safe, it`s just that I don`t want to be responsible for anyone`s child`s life,» she said. «The busts hit hard. There are a lot of job losses. If you look around the city, you can really see how we`re still affected,» Melton said. We`re not a food desert because we`re so small, but we only have Walmart and Safeway. Products, anything that is not stable in stock, can be shady. Other items listed on the menu include M&M cookies, Oreo brownies, and fruity gravel krispies. The drugs were found in two clear plastic bags. Fishers Peak, a huge mesa that boldly welcomes visitors on the road to the city, opened in 2020 as a 19,000-acre state park after a history of private ownership. Mary said she hoped that one day people would stop seeing people «smoking weed or eating weed like criminals.» .