NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING AND AMENDMENTS

Adult-Use Cannabis Remaining Licensing Requirements & Labeling, Packaging, Marketing, and Advertising.

The purpose of the public rule hearing is to receive public commentary to make proposals for new rules as well as amendments to existing rules. Proposed new rules will contain licensing and permitting requirements for testing laboratories, research laboratories, cannabis consumption areas, integrated cannabis microbusiness, training and education programs, and cannabis server permits. In addition, the division will be proposing rules related to packaging and labeling of cannabis products and advertising and marketing requirements for licensees. Rules related to quality control and food and product safety will also be proposed to product quality and public safety.

Lastly, the division will also be amending definitions corresponding to the new licenses and permits proposed by the division including: testing laboratories, research laboratories, cannabis consumption areas, integrated cannabis microbusiness, training and education programs, and cannabis server permits.

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Reference Materials Used in Drafting the Proposed Rule Making:

The Division will begin accepting public comment on the proposed rules beginning November 9, 2021. Please submit written comments on the proposed rules to Robert Sachs, Deputy Director of Policy for the Cannabis Control Division, via electronic mail at ccd.publiccomment@state.nm.us. Written comment may also be submitted by visiting the Division website at ccd.rld.state.nm.us or by mailing the comment to the following address:

Cannabis Control Division Public Comment
c/o Robert Sachs
P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87504

All public comments must be received by the close of the public rule hearing on Thursday, December 9, 2021. Persons will also be given the opportunity to present their comments at the rule hearing. Comments received prior to the rule hearing will be posted to the RLD website at: ccd.rld.state.nm.us.

No later than November 9, 2021, interested parties may obtain and review copies of the proposed rules and public comments by going to the Cannabis Control Division website at https://ccd.rld.state.nm.us/ or by contacting the Cannabis Control Division at rld.cannabiscontrol@state.nm.us or (505) 476-4995.

Any individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing should contact Julia Valdez, Executive Assistant for the Cannabis Control Division, rld.cannabiscontrol@state.nm.us or (505) 362-2924 at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing.