Adult Use Cannabis Marketing, Advertising, Packaging, and Labeling & Edible and Topical Product Safety

Adult Use Cannabis Marketing, Advertising, Packaging, and Labeling & Edible and Topical Product Safety

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 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. Amendments to existing rules will relate to both general and specific license requirements to ensure consistency across license types. Lastly, the division will also be amending definitions corresponding to the new licenses and permits proposed by the division.

Notice of Proposed Hearing

Proposed Draft Rules

Reference Materials Used in Drafting the Proposed Rule Making

The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department (RLD), Cannabis Control Division (CCD), will hold a public rule hearing on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, starting at 9:00 a.m. Due to the ongoing public health concerns posed by the threat of the contagious disease COVID-19, the rule hearing will be virtual via an Internet-based video conference and via telephone. A PDF of the proposed rule and meeting details may be accessed through the Cannabis Control Division website: https://ccd.rld.state.nm.us or from Julia Valdez at the contact below.

The Division will begin accepting public comment on the proposed rules beginning October 26, 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 Wednesday, December 1, 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 October 26, 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.

Public Comment