New Mexico State Cannabis Updates:

The Cannabis Regulation Act (CRA) legalized adult-use cannabis in New Mexico for adults ages 21 and older on June 29, 2021. In New Mexico, the Cannabis Control Division (CCD) regulates all cannabis licenses. Its role is to enact and enforce the licensing regulations and taxes in the CRA. The CCD will also oversee the licensing and regulations for the Medical Cannabis Program. However, the patient registry will still be managed by the Department of Health.

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The following is a list of types of licenses available to apply for in New Mexico:

  • Cannabis Producer License
  • Cannabis Producer Microbusiness License
  • Cannabis Manufacturer License
  • Cannabis Retailer License
  • Vertically Integrated Cannabis Establishment License
  • Integrated Cannabis Microbusiness License (can participate in up to 5 cannabis activities at one facility)
  • Cannabis Testing Laboratory License
  • Cannabis Research Laboratory License
  • Cannabis Courier License
  • Cannabis Consumption Area

View the fee schedule for each type of license.

Full licensing requirements are linked here for cannabis producers.

Full list of laws and regulations for producers and manufacturers are linked here.

Progress made by 9/1/21 —

  • Create the Cannabis Regulatory Advisory Committee
  • Cannabis producer license window opens. CCD accepts and begins processing license applications for cannabis producers, cannabis producer microbusinesses, and properly licensed medical cannabis producers.

Progress to be made by 1/1/22 —

  • CCD begins licensing cannabis training and education programs
  • CCD issues cannabis server permits
  • CCD accepts and begins processing license applications for all license types

Progress to be made by 4/1/22 —

  • Retail sale of commercial cannabis begin

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