New Mexico’s brand new adult-use market, which opened for retail sales on 4/01/2022, is fearlessly venturing into the world of social consumption lounges. Perhaps this is appropriate for the Land of Enchantment. Sol Cannabis, located in Las Cruces has opened its doors as the state’s first social consumption lounge. Take a look inside here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6uDklAuxUI.
Las Cruces is nearly at the Mexico border in south-central NM, over three hours from Albuquerque, but it’s only 45 minutes from El Paso, TX. It will be interesting to see how much tourism the business draws in from the Lone Star State.
New Mexico was able to have a social consumption lounge operational in less than a month from the start of its adult-use program. Massachusetts is still trying to fix the statute to make social consumption even a possibility.