How & Where to Buy Cannabis Seeds in New Mexico? ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (Ultimate Guide)

New Mexico is among the 24 states (plus the District of Columbia) that have legalized the recreational use and cultivation of cannabis. This came after the New Mexico House of Representatives, led by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, passed the Cannabis Regulation Act, which was approved on 12 April 2021.

This new legislation means that as a New Mexican, you can now save money by growing your own weed.

But where can you buy cannabis seeds in the Land of Enchantment?

In this article, we look at the legalities of buying cannabis seeds in New Mexico and the best places (both local and online) to buy them.

Key Takeaways

  • The DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) confirmed on 20 December 2022 that cannabis seeds are legal to buy federally.
  • Cannabis seeds contain less than 0.3% THC, which means the DEA classes them as hemp products.
  • Hemp products are legal in the USA to buy and sell, as stated in The Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
  • Both medical patients and all adults are permitted to grow up to 6 mature plants and 6 seedlings at one time.
  • There is a limit of 12 mature plants in each household.
  • Persons aged 21 and above are allowed to buy 2 ounces (75.6 grams) of cannabis, 16 g of concentrate, and 800 mg of edibles per day.
  • There is no limit on the amount of cannabis products that an adult can buy per week or month as long as they adhere to the daily maximum.
  • Medical cannabis patients are allowed to purchase up to 15 ounces (566.99 g) of cannabis flower in any 90 days with no tax.

Is it legal to buy cannabis seeds in New Mexico?

Yep, it is 100% legal to buy as many weed seeds as you like in New Mexico.
In December 2022, the DEA confirmed that cannabis seeds contain less than 0.3% THC, while in seed form, they are not considered a controlled substance under the CSA. This means that both medical patients and adults can purchase cannabis seeds in New Mexico.

But don't weed seeds grow into plants that contain THC?

Yes, but only when they reach maturity and are harvested. As long as the seeds are kept in their original, ungerminated form, they are considered legal USA-wide under the CSA.

If you want to learn more about the federal rules governing seed sales in the USA, head over to our guide right here.

Where can you buy cannabis seeds in New Mexico?
There are two main options available for purchasing weed seeds in the state of New Mexicoโ€ฆ

1. From local dispensaries

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Not all dispensaries stock seeds, but most offer the option for customers to purchase them, at least occasionally. However, some dispensaries may only sell seeds to medical patients or limit the number of seeds that can be purchased.

Dispensaries will also:

  • Rarely offer the vast range of genetics that you can find available online
  • The prices are usually also higher
  • They do not provide the same money-back guarantees that most online seed banks have
  • But, they can be a more discreet way to purchase seeds if that matters to you (which it shouldn't, as seeds are legal)

Some popular NM dispensaries that are known to sometimes offer seeds include:

  1. Ultra Health in multiple locations throughout NM
  2. Grass Roots in Albuquerque, Grants, and Gallup
  3. Pure Life in 13 locations dotted around N
  4. High Desert Relief in Coors, Santa Fe, and Panam

2. From online seed banks like WeedSeedsExpress

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Most weed growers, from the novices among us up to the experts, prefer to buy their cannabis seeds online from seed banks. This is because:

  • The majority of seed banks offer an enormous range of different genetics to suit any grow style or climatic zone.
  • Online prices are generally lower than those found at dispensaries and local stores.
  • You can often benefit from promotions, such as free seeds with every order or discounted bulk pricing.
  • Most seed banks have a sales or deals page with heavily discounted prices.
  • Discreet shipping is always available.
  • Money-back guarantees โ€” this is a big one, as many seed banks offer a 100% refund or replacement if your seeds don't germinate (although with WSE's germination rate sitting at above 97%, we are confident that won't be an issue for almost all of our customers).

If you decide to buy your next batch of seeds online, finding a seed bank that ships from inside the USA is always recommended. There are a few critical reasons for this:

  • Quick delivery times - waiting a month to receive your seeds is no fun!
  • There are no concerns about your seeds crossing international borders, which can sometimes be problematic.
  • If the worst happens and customs confiscate your seeds, most seed banks offer a replacement or full refund.

When selecting an online seed bank, you must ensure it has distribution centers in the United States. At WSE, we prioritize your convenience by maintaining distribution centers throughout the USA. Once you place an order, your seeds will be delivered to your doorstep within 2-4 days. Our extensive seed collection covers all your needs, offering a wide range of options, including regular, feminized, and autoflowering seeds. Check out our latest Weedseedexpress seed offers for great deals and discounts on top-quality seeds.

And if CBD is your jam, no stress - we boast a vast selection of CBD-dominant seeds.

Which Cannabis Strains Do Well In New Mexico?

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If you are growing indoors and have a high level of control over your environment (think temperature, humidity, lighting, ventilation), then, with some practice, you should be able to grow any strain you like.

But, if you're growing at the mercy of the elements outdoors, then it pays to consider which varieties perform best in New Mexico's semi-arid climate. Although New Mexico often reaches temperatures above the perfect range for weed, the humidity stays relatively low, making it a decent environment to grow many popular strains.

Sativa cultivars have evolved to handle warmer temperatures than their Indica kin and thrive in New Mexico's heat. However, that's not to say you can't get great results with Indica-dominant hybrids and autoflowering options, too.

Some of the strains that do well in NM include

Acapulco Gold

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Acapulco Gold - With genetics hailing from Mexico and Central America, this gorgeous Sativa dominant strain thrives in the arid climate of NM.

Amnesia Haze

Amnesia Haze - Another Sativa dominant Queen, growers have reported huge yields in NM-like climates with our favorite haze variety.

Sour Tsunami CBD

Sour Tsunami CBD - This strain is perfect for NM growers looking for an outdoor CBD option with minimal THC (1%), huge CBD (13%), and a 60/40 split towards the Sativa end of the spectrum.

Grandaddy Purple

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Granddaddy Purple - If Indica cultivars are more your vibe, then look no further than this West Coast classic. With genetics that originated in California and Oregon, this strain is used to dry and warm climates and will thrive in NM.