Courtesy Southwest Wellness

Greenhouse interior at Southwest Wellness, showing thriving medical cannabis plants in various stages of growth.

As the state stands up recreational cannabis, administrators want to hear from you, the public, on new industry rules that would work for everyone.

On Tuesday (May 25), state agencies posted a proposed set of rules for cannabis producers on the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department's website.

As part of its collaborative process, the agency has asked for public comment, posted online or submitted directly to state agencies. You can also attend and make comments at a public hearing scheduled for June 29.

"Today's proposed rules don't mean the conversation is over," said Linda Trujillo, Superintendent of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, which has oversight over the Cannabis Control Division. "Through public comment, public hearings and ongoing conversations, we will continue to strengthen these rules to ensure the best possible outcomes."

The Cannabis Control Division posted the proposed rules, with plans to update them with new data and public feedback, in order to meet the deadlines in the Cannabis Regulation Act.

"As in other areas of public policy, we want to hear the voices of New Mexicans -- to understand more fully how proposed regulations will affect them, their livelihoods, and their communities," said Tracie Collins, Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Health.

To read the proposed rules and add your comments, visit ccd.rld.state.nm.us/.

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