Mexicans are crossing the border to buy marijuana in New Mexico

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CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA.- Three weeks after New Mexico began selling marijuana for recreational purposes, 12 percent of the new customers are Mexican, coming mainly from Chihuahua, but also from states as far south as Oaxaca and Chiapas.

According to a report prepared by the DEA office in Sunland Park, after the commercial “boom” that generated the approval of the sale of recreational marijuana freely to people over 21 years of age throughout the state, sales increased almost triple in 15 days.

The majority of consumers, according to the report, come from the US, from places such as Texas or Arizona, but an increasing number of customers are Mexicans from Ciudad Juárez, on the border with New Mexico.

Due to the proximity, Mexicans are the quintessential clients of marijuana that is sold legally on the other side of the border, followed by Europeans and Asians, says the report.


Three weeks after New Mexico began selling marijuana for recreational purposes, 12 percent of the new customers are Mexican, coming mainly from Chihuahua, but also from states as far south as Oaxaca and Chiapas.

According to a report prepared by the DEA office in Sunland Park, Texas, after the commercial “boom” that generated the approval of the sale of recreational marijuana freely to people over 21 years of age throughout the state, sales increased almost three times in 15 days.

Michael Morales, the owner of a marijuana dispensary in the city of Las Cruces, New Mexico, opened his premises as soon as the new law came into force, on April 1, and since then he has registered a daily average of between 50 and 70 clients.

Several of them are Mexicans who identify themselves “by the accent with which they speak, the color of their skin and some that even show their INE to show that they are over 21 years old,” he declared in an interview with El Sol de México.

Source: OEM

The Chihuahua Post