Located in the La Tienda shopping center in Eldorado, Abide Wellness holds Santa Fe County’s newest retail license. Owner Ben Snelgrove—who moved to Santa Fe from Alabama with his wife Heather Little a decade ago—has sold CBD products out of the shop since 2020. He plans to have a few THC products on the shelves at the outset of recreational sales. “Most of my regular clients have been very excited,” Snelgrove says. “They’ve been rooting for me to get my approval.”
7 Caliente Road, Ste. A9, (505) 372-7610
Until about a month ago, Best Daze was the only licensed dispensary on Airport Road. Father and son Len and EIi Goodman opened the shop in 2018. In that short time, it has made an impact on the surrounding community. “It’s like the neighborhood dispensary,” manager and born-and-raised Southside resident Andrea Lozano told SFR. “Everyone goes to it. Everyone. I’ll go to air with my cousins down the road and there’s a Best Daze bag.” Len says the location was critically important, in part because it ties into one of his reasons for getting into the industry over a decade ago: helping low-income people access medicine.
4641 Airport Road; 820 Mercer St., (505) 585-4937
CG: Cannabis. Good.
You might know this company as CG Corrigan, even though it changed its name in 2018, which also happens to be the year it came to Santa Fe, setting up on Early Street, an area that’s home to a few other well-known dispensaries. It has other stores in Albuquerque, Placitas and Los Lunas. With $8 and $9 grams on the menu, CG offers quality flower at a great price. The company also advertises a free gram for first-time patients and guidance from knowledgeable budtenders.
802 Early St., (505) 695-1162
Madrid is seeing its first dispensary with the state licensing of CannaBliss. CEO Cid Isbell tells SFR he got into the business in part because he “believes in the medicinal and spiritual qualities of the plant.” The store, which also sells CBD products, got a final county permit just days before recreational sales began.
2883 NM-14, Madrid, (505) 216-0616
Family- and locally-owned cannabis company Endo is an industry newcomer that got a retail license from the state about a week and a half ago and plans to open in May. The name is a nod to 1990s hip-hop culture, referring to high-quality cannabis grown indoors, says Ian Aarons, the company’s managing director. Aarons started thinking about getting into the industry about five years ago, when he got a personal production license to grow cannabis for a family friend who was diagnosed with cancer.
2903 Agua Fría St.
Everest Cannabis Co.
Established in 2016, Everest Cannabis Co. is rapidly expanding, with multiple locations in Albuquerque and others in Los Lunas and Las Cruces. The company opened its first dispensary in Santa Fe just last week, but it’s been looking to set up in the city since its early days, CEO Trishelle Kirk tells SFR. Kirk points to Santa Fe’s culture, strong sense of community and position as a tourism hub as the big reasons for Everest’s interest.
3963 Cerrillos Road, Ste. B, (505) 416-5199
Fruit of the Earth Organics
The winner of SFR’s Best of Santa Fe 2021 in the cannabis dispensary category sets itself apart through a promise that its cannabis grows entirely outdoors. Indoor grow operations’ energy use has been a heated topic of discussion nationwide as more states move toward legalization, with lighting rigs, air conditioning systems and other features making for an energy-intensive industry. Fruit of the Earth, meanwhile, says sustainability is one of its top priorities. It also boasts a lack of third-party investors and lots of organic CBD products.
901 Early St., (505) 310-7917
Since receiving licensure from the state in 2015 to grow and sell medical cannabis, Harvest Foundation has remained a relatively small operation, with one store in Santa Fe and another in Albuquerque. It’s seemingly a good spot for first-timers, as a handful of online reviews from recent months point out a helpful and welcoming staff. Many reviewers went so far as to shout out budtenders by name.
150 S. St. Francis Drive, (505) 772-0521
High Desert Relief
There aren’t many dispensaries on the Southside, with most clustered along Cerrillos Road or downtown, so we’re happy to see High Desert Relief fill some of that need, located near the Walmart Supercenter. Before coming to Santa Fe the company won the Alibi’s Best of Burque 2018 for best medical cannabis dispensary, in part for its high-quality flower and customer service, with caring and informative budtenders waiting to welcome customers. You’ll also find a wide range of edibles, including a (for patients only) Hatch green chile sauce from Herbal Edibles—a local, third-party processor that opened in 2011—containing 240 mg of THC.
5041 Main St., Ste. 102, (505) 750-0608
Formerly Shift New Mexico, Keyway Marketplace has widened its reach in Santa Fe in recent months, now occupying a location that’s somewhat iconic in the city’s cannabis scene. San Mateo Lane was home to New MexiCann Natural Medicine’s headquarters before an explosion and fire in 2020 that prompted the state health department to revoke its license. Keyway moved in last fall, making it the company’s second Santa Fe location. The company offers a large selection of cannabis vape cartridges, with a wall in the San Mateo Lane store that’s dedicated to displaying dozens of such products from local manufacturer Bloom New Mexico.
1592 San Mateo Lane, (505) 699-1440
24 Bisbee Court, (505) 438-1090
KURE opened Santa Fe’s first drive-thru dispensary in 2020, with one window for vehicles and one for walk-ups. As other dispensaries scrambled to switch to curbside service when the pandemic began, KURE branded its drive-thru as the safest and most convenient way for patients to get their medicine. Clients have the option to order ahead online or over the phone and pick up their orders, or order directly at the window. Now with three locations, KURE sticks with a bent toward wellness.
3354 Cerrillos Road, (505) 471-4507
220 N. Guadalupe St., (505) 930-5339
2891 Cooks Road, (505) 930-5257
Madrid Cannabis Inc., with a retail store called Mad Reefer, got retail and production licenses from the state a little less than two weeks ago. Owner Mary Bonewell has been involved in tourism in Madrid for a couple decades. Going into the cannabis industry made sense, she says, in part because of the benefits it offers to the local economy and workforce. “Madrid has a long history of marijuana,” Bonewell says, adding that she hopes to open in mid-April. “We plan on delivering the best quality product that we can. We have a lot of experience in that area.”
8 Railyard Lane, Madrid
With the opening of a new location last month—in a building previously home to Catamount Bar and Grill—Minerva Canna is the dispensary closest to the Plaza, making it perfectly situated to serve tourists. The company also encourages on-site consumption of edibles at its original Santa Fe location on Cerrillos Road near Second Street. Clients can pair in-house, cannabis-infused coffee drinks with various baked goods at the Canna Café Edible Bar. Owner Erik Briones says he hopes to open another consumption area at Minerva’s downtown location.
1710 Cerrillos Road, (505) 982-1090
125 E. Water St., (505) 983-8771
Red Barn Growers
Red Barn Growers opened in 2010, according to its website, and has locations in Santa Fe and Gallup. Minneapolis-based cannabis company Goodness Growth Holdings bought the Red Barn dispensaries in 2019. On top of that purchase, the out-of-state company expanded a cultivation site near Gallup last year in preparation for rec.
1089 S. St. Francis Drive, (505) 780-8476
R. Greenleaf Organics
One of the state’s largest cannabis companies, R. Greenleaf Organics expanded into Santa Fe late last year, taking over an old bank building on West Cordova Road. Another big change: Colorado-based company Schwazze acquired R. Greenleaf Organics in February. “We are very excited to work with Schwazze given the depth of the team, their strong experience in retail and cannabis and their commitment to regional growth,” founder Willie Ford said in a news release. “This will be critical for us as New Mexico makes the move into legalization of cannabis for recreational use in April of this year.”
403 W. Cordova Road, (505) 962-2161
Founder Zeke Shortes began growing cannabis for medical patients in 2010. Since then, the company has become one of the state’s biggest, with locations in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Ruidoso. It was in the news last month, when the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that medical cannabis producers can claim a state gross receipts tax deduction for prescription medication. The case started in 2014 when Sacred Garden filed for a refund from the state. Sacred Garden also offers a range of in-house edibles, including brownies and honey sticks.
1300 Luisa St., Ste. 1, (505) 216-9686
Southwest Cannabis, formerly Southwest Wellness Center, opened two new locations in Santa Fe last summer that have been met with dozens of overwhelmingly positive online reviews. Most clients highlight friendly and knowledgeable budtenders and plenty of strains to choose from—plus in-house manufactured products, including tinctures, topicals and cactus juice offered in a few flavors, with either 100 or 200 mg of THC. The company also has locations in Albuquerque, Española and Taos, making it one of the largest operators in Northern New Mexico.
1829 Cerrillos Road, (505) 372-7046
604 N. Guadalupe St., (505) 230-3808
507 Old Santa Fe Trail, (505) 230-3788
New Mexico’s top-grossing cannabis company maintains dozens of dispensaries across the state, with two in Santa Fe. Owner Duke Rodriguez is a frequent and outspoken voice for the industry. He’s been warning for years about a potential supply shortage when recreational sales begin, telling SFR last fall that it was a longstanding problem in the medical program that would only be exacerbated by adult-use. Regardless, the company has big plans. Rodriguez told Albuquerque Business First in January that “it’s not an unreasonable expectation for us to set a goal of controlling somewhere around 40% of the [recreational cannabis] market.”
1907 St. Michael’s Drive, Ste. F, (505) 216-0898
3875 Cerrillos Road, (505) 772-0928
Another of the state’s largest cannabis companies, Verdes Foundation moved into Santa Fe last month, a couple blocks from the Plaza, and plans to open another store on Zafarano Road later this year. Rachael Speegle, who’s also a registered nurse, heads up the company as CEO. Verdes is unique in part for its emphasis on education and wellness. Nurses on staff train every budtender, which has allowed them to more deeply connect with clients and help them figure out what works best for their particular needs, Speegle says.
220 Shelby St.
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Ready or Not: Adult cannabis sales kick off in New Mexico with hiccups and optimism
Lighting Up, Limited: Where in Santa Fe can you smoke weed? For now, you’re safest staying at home
Dispensary Dos and Don’ts: What to expect when you shop for cannabis for the first time, with High Desert Relief budtender Irie Duran
A Gray Area: Measuring cannabis impairment of drivers remains an elusive target for New Mexico and nationally
Expunge Me: New Mexico courts, public safety department gearing up to remove thousands of cannabis charging records from public view
In the Lab: Flaws, uncertainty in New Mexico’s testing for THC potency and other measurements show bumps on the road to adult-use cannabis rollout
New Bud on the Block: Legacy cannabis producers and recently-licensed operators set up shop in Santa Fe
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