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Cannabis Program

The New Mexico Environment Department regulates manufacturers of edible and topical cannabis products throughout New Mexico. Our focus is primarily to assure food safety so New Mexicans can enjoy these products with confidence.

If you are looking to get started in the cannabis business in New Mexico and need to know who to talk to, see our graphic below to understand how the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department and New Mexico Environment Department work together.

Manufacturers of such products must obtain a manufacturer license from the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department’s Cannabis Control Division. The New Mexico Environment Department developed an online portal for edible and topical cannabis manufacturers to certify the safety of the facility and manufacturing process with respect to food production and storage. Manufacturers can access the portal via this link.

Manufacturers producing edible and/or topical cannabis products must certify that they meet all requirements contained in the Food Safety Emergency Rules effective December 2, 2021 at https://ccd.rld.state.nm.us/laws-regulations/.

Contact New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department concerning all cannabis business licensure, including production (growing). In addition, contact New Mexico Environment Department concerning edible and topical cannabis product manufacturing.

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Hemp Program

The New Mexico Environment Department is responsible for permitting hemp warehouses, extraction facilities, manufacturing facilities, and processing facilities throughout New Mexico to assure consumer health is protected. Hemp-related permit applications are available on our Licenses and Permits webpage.

Looking to get started in the hemp business in New Mexico? Need to know who to talk to? Here's how the New Mexico Environment Department and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture work together to support the hemp industry.

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Contact New Mexico Department of Agriculture concerning growing, cultivation, and research. Contact New Mexico Environment Department concerning extraction and manufacturing.

When you are ready to submit your hemp permit application and fee, please email a signed copy of your permit application to hemp.program@state.nm.us.

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