ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Bernalillo County Commissioners finalized its non-medical marijuana regulations. There is only a little more than three months before the first recreational marijuana sales being. Under the county’s rules, people can smoke in commercial spaces like cannabis lounges as long as they only smoke indoors and the building has the proper air filtration.
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In order to control odor, the county has placed limits on what proportion of a property can be used for outdoor growing. The ordinance also outlines other restrictions on where people can grow, sell and consume marijuana but it also allows businesses to apply for exceptions through a special use permit.
On Wednesday night, commissioners and business owners applauded the addition of that permit allowing the county to consider requests on a case-by-case basis. The regulations will apply when general adult-use cannabis sales become legal in the state in April.