NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – In 2021 Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has opened the state to a brand new industry: legalized cannabis.

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June 7, 2021

An eight-week online cannabis technician course at Northern New Mexico College begins June 7.

June 29, 2021

New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department Superintendent Linda Trujillo has said new limits on marijuana possession and home growing take effect June 29.

August 6, 2021

An in-person and virtual meeting will determine requirements for would-be cannabis producers. The August 6 rulemaking meeting is open to public comment, and draft rules for cannabis producers are available on the Cannabis Control Division’s (CCD’s) website.

No Later Than 09/01/21

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

No Later Than 01/01/22

  • CCD issues licenses to conduct commercial cannabis activity for people properly licensed in the medical cannabis program.
  • CCD begins licensing cannabis training and education programs.
  • CCD issues cannabis server permits.
  • CCD accepts and begins processing license applications for all license types.

No Later Than 04/01/22

  • The retail sale of commercial cannabis begins.