To say that cannabis dispensaries in New Mexico are doing well would be a severe understatement. While New Mexico medicinal cannabis has been legal since 2007, cannabis for recreational use wasn’t legally sold until last year, beginning April 1, 2022. Since then, The Land of Enchantment has really embraced the use of the cannabis plant for health and wellness. In April 2023, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a statement announcing that regulated sales of adult-use marijuana have topped more than $300 million in its first year of legalization. These monthly sales numbers have remained consistent, with March 2023 marking the highest sales so far at $32.3 million. With more than 3 million medical cannabis transaction sales and more than 6 million adult-use transaction sales, it is safe to say that New Mexicans are very much enjoying their newfound cannabis legalization. The New Mexico dispensary total is currently at 633, with more than 60 of those dispensaries in Albuquerque. With so much greenery to choose from, it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed. But never fear! CannaCon has taken out the guesswork and compiled this list of the best dispensaries in Albuquerque to help alleviate decision fatigue!
Locally owned and operated, Everest Cannabis Co. serves the entire state of New Mexico with multiple locations within ABQ. Dedicated to sustainable and responsible practices, they offer both recreational and medical cannabis and have been providing premium products and exceptional customer service since 2016.
With 15 locations throughout New Mexico — five of those in Albuquerque — PurLife offers medicinal products along with education to help customers find the perfect strain, product and method just for them. Their budtenders are trained to offer insight and help narrow down options, so everyone who visits walks away with the most effective product for whatever their need.
This dispensary Albuquerque offers both a Cottonwood and Heights location and is family-owned and operated with a “Farmers first” approach. In business since 2010, Verdes Cannabis is one of the oldest and best dispensaries in New Mexico offering locals and out-of-state visitors alike a diverse menu of flower, concentrate, vape, pre-rolls, edibles, tinctures and more in a welcoming and warm environment.
Urban Wellness has made a name for themselves as a premium New Mexico dispensary offering next level medicinal and recreational cannabis at six Albuquerque dispensary locations. Urban Wellness produces high quality, single source New Mexico cannabis products that are hydroponically grown, carefully cured and pesticide free, with connoisseur quality that routinely tests higher than 31% THC.
With 18 of the best dispensaries in New Mexico, seven dispensaries in Albuquerque, R.Greenleaf consistently receives rave reviews for an overall positive experience that not only includes high-quality products but budtenders who are knowledgeable, patient and kind. Since 2010, R.Greenleaf has been connecting people with cannabis that is both exceptionally crafted and affordably priced.
As a top dispensary Albuquerque with locations in Green Jeans and San Mateo, as well as Las Cruces, Santa Fe and Ruidoso, Sacred Garden was founded in 2010 with the mission to bring natural pain relief and healing through high-quality cannabis products combined with patient education and exceptional customer service. With robust terpene profiles and consistently potent THC levels, Sacred Garden provides their clientele the most inclusive product line of all-organic and innovative offerings in the state.
Touted as Albuquerque’s most beautiful cannabis dispensary, this adorable market is located steps from Historic Old Town and offers a solid selection of cannabis products, custom floral bouquets and Tarot readings onsite. Pre-order your floral arrangements for any special occasion or grab a pre-made bouquet just because they are gorgeous and pick up your favorite cannabis products — talk about feeding two birds with one seed! F&H Market’s in-house florist focuses on bringing the zodiac signs to life through the many meanings and symbolisms behind each and every flower. Check out their new customer and weekly cannabis deals!
Offering the finest cannabis to medical patients since 2018, this family-owned and operated small business is proud to now offer the same quality products to recreational users. With three Albuquerque locations, eight total statewide, the Best Daze father and son team of Len and Eli have as much passion for their industry as they do for the cannabis plant itself, and they bring a lot to the party by offering a curated selection of New Mexico’s highest quality flower, prerolls, edibles, concentrates and vapes
With seven locations in Albuquerque, 38 total within New Mexico state and more on the way, Ultra Health has become known as having some of the best dispensaries in New Mexico because of their dedication to improving the health of patients through education and providing genetically pure strains of medical-grade cannabis and cannabis-based medicines. With a wide variety of indicas, sativas, hybrids and CBD-rich flower strains to choose from, as well as edibles concentrates, vape pens and oils, these top of the line dispensaries believe that nature + science = health.
Rooted in Roswell with 20 locations across the state, three in Albuquerque, PVP is one of the largest, fastest-growing cannabis organizations in the Southwest. Each location of the New Mexico dispensary prides itself in carrying a menu with a wide selection from a variety of different manufacturers, and in giving their patients access to the best available medicine and best delivery methods within the cannabis market. More than a place just to pick up a product, they are dedicated to serving their communities with friendship and good vibes, making sure that all questions are answered and all hearts are left happy.
With four dispensaries in Albuquerque, covering Eastside, North Valley, Fiesta Park and Nob Hill, this is the small family-owned chain dispensary Albuquerque local residents are raving about. With a dedicated focus on compassionate pricing, customer care, sustainability, education and community, Seven Clover Cannabis has dedicated themselves to making a positive and lasting impact on the way people cultivate, consume and think about cannabis.
The Bad Company Cannabis Apothecary in Burque is an immersive New Mexico dispensary styled like a Victorian apothecary. Their friendly budtenders and strain matchmakers keep it a lively, transparentand just a generally cool place to find whatever you’re looking for and get all questions answered. With discounts given to fire fighters, police, EMTs, veterans and teachers, as well as everyday 10% off promotions that include Misty Mondays, Tasty Tuesdays, Waxy Wednesdays, Tools-of-the-Trade Thursdays and Flower Fridays, this is a company that appreciates the people working hard around them – and that chooses to give back to those who keep their community strong.
With ABQ dispensaries on both the Southside and Westside, as well as five other locations, Minerva Canna is a New Mexico dispensary chain that believes nature provides the best medicine. A vertically integrated seed-to-store operation, Minerva Canna has worked diligently for the past 13 years and created more than 200 products with the belief that prevention and healing through the use of cannabis can provide a better quality of life. From edibles to concentrates to topicals, they offer a variety of ways to utilize cannabis for health and well-being.
Which ABQ dispensary is your favorite?!
Whether you are a Burqueño or Burqueña who knows the 505 like the back of your hand, or just a visitor rolling up to The Q who also likes to roll up in more way than one — make a plan to check out at least one if not more on this list of the best dispensaries in Albuquerque.
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This article was originally published Dec. 26, 2022, and it was updated May 8, 2023. Credits: CannaCon