Albuquerque, NM, New Mexico

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3.5

Legislation: New Mexico has a medical marijuana that takes effect July 1, 2007: “Governor Bill Richardson signed Senate Bill 523, “Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act,” into law on April 2, 2007. The new law takes effect on July 1, 2007. The law mandates the state Department of Health by October 1, 2007, to promulgate rules governing the use and distribution of medical cannabis to state-authorized patients. These rules shall address the creation of state-licensed “cannabis production facilities,” the development of a confidential patient registry and a state-authorized marijuana distribution system, and “define the amount of cannabis that is necessary to constitute an adequate supply” for qualified patients.” “debilitating medical condition” means:

(1) cancer;

(2) glaucoma;

(3) multiple sclerosis;

(4) damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord, with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity;

(5) epilepsy;

(6) positive status for human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome;

(7) admitted into hospice care in accordance with rules promulgated by the department; or

(8) any other medical condition, medical treatment or disease as approved by the department;”

Law enforcement: Just dont cause trouble and they usually will leave you alone. They have better things to do, you might want to avoid hard drugs at all costs, they don’t play around with that. Be careful smoking in cars around town. New DWI will have you thrown in jail and with fines around $1500. There is plenty of DWI roadblocks around town after 10pm, so be extra careful. Smoking in parks and outdoors in usually ok, downtown and in NobHill is a little dangerous due to bike cops.

Where to buy marijuana in Albuquerque: This is not that easy in ABQ, the only place I have ever bought weed on the street is on Central Avenue near the gay clubs at San Pedro. The entire strip of Central, which is route 66, has whores and fags that are usually a good source.

It is a little difficult to find bud in this town if you don’t have a connect. You have to realize NM is home to many heads who don’t want to deal with small time selling. I wouldn’t heed the advice to look on central’s streets for it. Lived here my whole life and never bought on the streets. The best bet is to go to any reggae show (numerous in this town) or Hip hop venue and look for some ras/hippie type cats. Clubs and bars are a good spot, but beware of approaching the “harder” thug types, these guys are more into coke than bud; and will rip you off in a heartbeat! Abq can be a dangerous town when dealing with the “homies” so trust your better judgement. you’ll find these guys usually sell the brick, which is ok and cheap considering mexico is a hop skip and a jump away.

Albuquerque New Mexico marijuana prices:

chronic- 20/35 1.6 grams. usually 25 per 1.6 grams

and also: “50-60 an 1/8”

another reporter added: “This is probably the cheapest weed in the country, but all you can really find is high-grade SCHWAG, and immature home-grown. The only place I have seen the magazine weed is in TAOS, which is way north. I pay $80-$100 for a Quarter pound, maybe more for seed-free weed. ”

Brands: Quality of the weed ranges from dirt weed to EXCELLENT chronic. You’ll just have to find a decent dealer to go to for your herb.

Old -school SCHWAG, brick weed straight from Mexico. Far from a disappointment even for chronic smokers. I usually powder it up buy grinding it into a fine screen sifter.

More information: the 505 has some good bud so if you are ever around pick some up and try it out. If your traveling in NM, the best bet for finding green is in ABQ, Santa Fe and Toas. Anywhere else is a huge risk if your an out of towner. At least in these venues you can approach people without a huge scene.