New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Hemp Program

Hemp Final Rule

NMED has made minor edits to the Hemp Emergency Rule and the updated draft of the Hemp Rule (dated 10/9/19) is available here.

Draft Rule with updates posted 10/30/19 is available here.  Updates are highlighted to identify additional changes from initial Draft Rule posted 10/9/19.

NMED is now accepting comments concerning the proposed final rule and will also hold three public meetings to discuss the proposed changes further. Comments should be provided via email. When providing comments, please provide the page number and line number of which your comments reference.

During the public meetings NMED will provide a brief overview of the proposed changes, will answer questions, and receive feedback concerning the final rule draft.  Attending a public meeting via webcast is available; please email us to reserve your space. Registration is not required to attend in person.

Meeting #1 Meeting #2 Meeting #3
October 29th

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm

O.A. Larrazolo Auditorium

1190 S. St. Francis

Santa Fe, NM



October 30

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

African American Pavilion

300 San Pedro Dr NE

Albuquerque, NM



November 5th

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm

Gerald Thomas Hall Rm #194

NMSU Campus

Las Cruces, NM


Parking will be available in Lot 3 on the NMSU campus.

A hearing to approve the Final Hemp Rule will be held beginning December 2, 2019 in Santa Fe.  See the public notices for further info (English / Spanish).