Health and Safety Facts

Safe Storage to Reduce Legal and Health-related Risks

You have to be 21 to buy, use, or possess adult-use cannabis in New Mexico.   

Parents and mentors: You can impact whether youth in your life use cannabis. Start the conversation with them early and have it often. Make sure they understand the consequences and the negative impact it can have on their growing, developing brain. Pre-teens, teens, and youth in their early 20s tend to seek out new experiences and engage in risky behaviors, like using cannabis. 

If you keep cannabis and cannabis products at your home, they should be stored safely, locked up, and out of reach of children and pets. Accidentally consuming edibles is a risk for children and pets that can result in cannabis toxicity or the need for emergency medical attention. If there is an accidental exposure to cannabis or cannabis products of any kind — call Poison Control Center (800) 222-1222 or visit your Emergency Room if needed. Contact your vet immediately if your pet has ingested a cannabis-containing product. 

FAQs about cannabis (marijuana) consumption

National Institute on Drug Abuse

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