Yes. Per House Bill 2, a cannabis manufacturer in New Mexico manufactures and packages cannabis products. They can sell and transport cannabis products to other cannabis establishments in the state. New Mexico also permits cannabis manufacturers to have their cannabis products tested by cannabis testing laboratories. According to the New Mexico Administrative Code 16.8.2, all cannabis establishments require a cannabis manufacturer license to produce cannabis products and extracts for commercial purposes. Similarly, the New Mexico Cannabis Regulation Act) permits individuals to manufacture cannabis products for personal use. The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department regulates the activities of cannabis manufacturers in the state. They also mete out sanctions to individuals manufacturing cannabis commercially without manufacturing licenses.
Per the New Mexico Administrative Code 16.8.2, a licensed cannabis manufacturer cannot manufacture or sell products that contain polyethylene glycol, polypropylene glycol, Vitamin E acetate, or medium-chain triglycerides. They are also prohibited from combining nicotine, caffeine, or any other addictive substance with a cannabis product. Only natural caffeine in certain products is permitted.
Yes. Per the New Mexico Administrative Code 16.8.2, a licensed cannabis manufacturer must obtain a cannabis producer license to cultivate cannabis. They are also required to create and maintain a concise cultivation plan. This plan will be presented to and monitored by the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department at the point of license renewal. Licensed cannabis manufacturers may obtain cannabis from other cannabis producers and manufacturers.
As stipulated in the New Mexico Administrative Code 16.8.2, cannabis manufacturing establishment licenses are classified by their activities and the level of processing involved in producing cannabis products and extracts. Some activities involve packaging, relabeling, or repackaging cannabis products. Others include cannabis infusion or complex extraction processes using volatile or non-volatile solvents.
According to NMAC 16.8.2, Emergency Amendments on Manufacturer Rules, cannabis manufacturer licenses in New Mexico are classified as follows:
No. The New Mexico Administrative Code 16.8.2 only requires a cannabis manufacturer license for anyone to produce edibles in New Mexico. However, a licensed cannabis manufacturer requires a server permit to operate a dispensary to distribute, serve, or sell cannabis products or edibles as part of its commercial cannabis activities.
The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department (NMRLD) issues cannabis manufacturer licenses in the state. According to the Marijuana Use Regulation Act, only adults 21 years and older may apply for a cannabis manufacturer license in New Mexico. To obtain this license, an applicant must provide the following information and documents:
Once all the required documents are available, an applicant must complete the online application and upload all supporting documents. Application and supporting documents may also be mailed directly to the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department at:
New Mexico Cannabis Control Division
Regulation & Licensing Department
2550 Cerrillos Road,
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 476-4500
Applicants will then be required to pay non-refundable licensing fees and premises fees when submitting their completed applications.
According to the New Mexico Administrative Code 16.8.11, cannabis manufacturer licenses in New Mexico are issued annually and cost $2,500 per annum. A licensed cannabis manufacturer with multiple locations must pay $1,000 annually for each additional location they operate.
Applicants are required to pay licensing fees via credit cards, debit cards, electronic checks, electronic bank transfers, automated clearing house payments, or cashier’s checks. Cash payments are not accepted.