Except as authorized by the Controlled Substances Act, no person who is eighteen years of age or older shall intentionally distribute a controlled substance to a person under the age of eighteen years. Any person who violates this section with respect to:   

A.   marijuana is:   

(1)   for the first offense, guilty of a third degree felony and shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978; and   

(2)   for the second and subsequent offenses, guilty of a second degree felony and shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978; and   

B.   any other controlled substance enumerated in Schedules [Schedule] I, II, III or IV or a controlled substance analog of any controlled substance enumerated in Schedule I, II, III or IV is:   

(1)   for the first offense, guilty of a second degree felony and shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978; and   

(2)   for the second and subsequent offenses, guilty of a first degree felony and shall be sentenced pursuant to the provisions of Section 31-18-15 NMSA 1978.   

  History: 1953 Comp., § 54-11-21, enacted by Laws 1972, ch. 84, § 21; 1974, ch. 9, § 2; 1980, ch. 23, § 2; 1987, ch. 68, § 3. 

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 30-31-21

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.