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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 ensure consumer health is protected.

Permit applications are available on our Forms page.

Permit applications must be completed as hard copies. When you’re ready to submit the application and fee please email hemp.program@state.nm.us for submission and fee payment instructions.

Questions? Contact us at hemp.program@state.nm.us.

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

Contact NMDA concerning growing, cultivation, and research. Contact NMED concerning extraction and manufacturing.

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Cannabis Program

The New Mexico Environment Department regulates manufacturers of edible and topical cannabis products throughout New Mexico to ensure that they are meeting food safety and other standards to allow New Mexicans to enjoy these products with confidence.

The online portal for Edible and Topical Cannabis Manufacturer Certification is live. Click here to proceed.

Manufacturers must obtain a manufacturer license from the Regulation and Licensing Department’s Cannabis Control Division at https://ccd.rld.state.nm.us/adult-use-licenses-permits-and-fees/.

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/.

Looking to get started in the cannabis business in New Mexico? Need to know who to talk to? Here's how NMED and the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department work together.

Contact NMRLD concerning all cannabis business licensure, including production (growing). In addition, contact NMED concerning edible cannabis product manufacturing.

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NEW Cannabis Microbusiness Loan Program

On November 30, 2021, the New Mexico Finance Authority Oversight Committee approved the Cannabis Microbusiness Loan Program, a new $5 million program that will offer affordable loans to licensed cannabis microbusinesses. To learn more and apply click here.

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