Calling all cannabis licensees, stakeholders, and enthusiasts in New Mexico! The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department (RLD), Cannabis Control Division (CCD), is gearing up for an important event that will undoubtedly impact our industry.

On August 31, 2023, at 9:00 am, they will host a public rule hearing at the Rio Grande Conference Room in the Toney Anaya State Office Building located at 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico. This is your chance to weigh in and provide your valuable input on the proposed amendments to licensing requirements and complaint procedures in the cannabis industry.

At the core of any thriving industry are the people who make it possible – that’s you! Your experience, insights, and suggestions are invaluable to shaping a thriving cannabis landscape in New Mexico. This public rule hearing is your opportunity to play a key role in shaping the future of our industry.

We understand that not everyone can make it to the physical location, and that’s perfectly okay!

The RLD has made it easier for you to participate. You can join the discussion remotely via live-streamed Internet-based video or telephone. No matter where you are, your voice can still be heard loud and clear.

The proposed amendments center around Part 2 of 16.8.2 NMAC, which specifically addresses licensing and operational requirements for cannabis establishments. The proposed rules on the horizon include the removal of conditional licenses and variances to licenses, the introduction of mandatory pre-issuance inspections and training courses before license issuance or renewal.

Your expertise and perspective are paramount, and the RLD and CCD eagerly seek your feedback on these proposed amendments. This is your opportunity to advocate for positive changes to enhance the industry for all involved.

Together, as a united cannabis community, we can pave the way for a bright and prosperous future for the industry in New Mexico. Let’s seize this moment and make our voices heard. For more information and access to the proposed rules, visit the Cannabis Control Division website.