New Mexico recently passed recreational cannabis laws, and the final rules for potential businesses joining the industry were just finalized. Most of these new rules follow the guidelines the Cannabis Control Division set out earlier this year.

How to get a cannabis license in New Mexico?

  • Physical Security Requirements for recreational cannabis facilities and stores are strict and will need to be outlined,
  • Proof of workplace training programs,
  • Regulatory Compliance for growing, cultivating, transportation, and sales.

New Mexico Adult Use Licenses

New Mexico Adult-Use Producer License

  • Cultivates cannabis plants; has unprocessed cannabis products tested by a cannabis testing laboratory; transports unprocessed cannabis products only to other cannabis establishments; or sells cannabis products wholesale
  • Licensing Fees: $2,500/year; $1,000/year for each additional licensed premises

 

New Mexico Adult-Use Manufacturer License

  • Converts uncultivated cannabis into edibles, oils, and other cannabis products; packages cannabis products; has cannabis products tested by a cannabis testing laboratory; or purchases, acquires, sells, or transports wholesale cannabis products to other cannabis establishments
  • Licensing Fees: $2,500/year; $1,000/year for each additional licensed premises

 

New Mexico Adult-Use License

  • Sells cannabis products to qualified patients, primary caregivers, reciprocal participants or directly to consumers
  • Licensing Fees: $2,500/year; $1,000/year for each additional licensed premises

 

New Mexico Vertically Integrated Cannabis Establishment

  • Authorized to act as any of the following:
    • a cannabis courier;
    • a cannabis manufacturer;
    • a cannabis producer; and
    • a cannabis retailer
  • Licensing Fees: $7,500/year; $1,000/year for each licensed premises; Not to exceed $125,000

 

New Mexico Cannabis Consumption Area

  • An area where cannabis products may be consumed (alcohol cannot be sold or consumed)
  • Licensing fees: $2,500/year

 

New Mexico Cannabis Producer Micro Business

  • Cannabis producer at a single licensed premise that possesses no more than two hundred total mature cannabis plants at any one time
  • Licensing Fees: Up to $1,000/year

 

New Mexico Adult-Use Cannabis Courier

  • Transports cannabis products to qualified patients, primary caregivers, reciprocal participants or directly to consumers
  • Licensing fees: $1,500/year; $1,000/year for each additional licensed premises

 

New Mexico Cannabis Research Laboratory

  • A facility that produces or possesses cannabis products and all parts of the plant genus Cannabis for the purpose of studying cannabis cultivation, characteristics or uses
  • Licensing Fees: $2,500/year; $1,000/year for each additional licensed premises

 

New Mexico Adult-Use Cannabis Testing Laboratory

  • Samples collects and tests cannabis products and transports cannabis products for the purpose of testing
  • Licensing Fees: $2,500/year; $1,000/year for each additional licensed premises

 

New Mexico Integrated Cannabis Microbusiness

  • Authorized to conduct one or more of the following:
    • Production of cannabis at a single licensed premise, provided that the person shall not possess more than two hundred total mature cannabis plants at any one time;
    • Manufacture of cannabis products at a single licensed premise;
    • sales and transportation of only cannabis products produced or manufactured by that person;
    • Operation of only one retail establishment; and
    • Couriering (transportation) of cannabis products to qualified patients, primary caregivers, reciprocal participants or directly to consumers
  • Licensing Fees: Up to $2,500/year; $500/year for each additional licensed premises

 

Pre-License Services

LOCATION

Leasing, Audits, Zoning, Real Estate, Site Evidence Package, Interior Design, Security

DOCUMENTATION

Cannabis (Marijuana) Retail Standard Operating Procedures, Background checks, Human Resources

FACILITY STANDARDS

Quality Assurance Protocols, Quality System Management, Deviation Audits, Security Protocol

OPERATIONAL SUPPORT

Business Plans, Growth Projections, Machinery Sourcing, HVAC Coordination

Post-License Services

CULTIVATION

Department Mock Audits, Growth Plans, Operational Support, Acquisitions and Mergers, New Product License, Cannabis Research License

MANUFACTURING

Facility Improvements, Department Mock Audits, Quality System Management, Digital Transformation, Expansion

RETAIL

Cannabis-specific Marketing, Product Placement, Franchising Growth Strategy, Acquisition and Mergers, Human Resources, Training

WHOLESALE

Expansion, Budtender and Manager Training, Product Launches, Site Audits, Security, Expansion