Lawmakers are considering a number of changes to the state’s cannabis laws, but it is unclear when any changes will be made.
New Mexico’s cannabis regulators are calling on lawmakers to fix a number of issues with the state’s newly legalized recreational marijuana industry.
In a letter to lawmakers, the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department (NMDLD) highlighted several areas where the law needs to be changed, including:
- The lack of a centralized tracking system for cannabis products. This makes it difficult to track the movement of products and to ensure that they are safe and legal.
- The lack of regulations for cannabis advertising. This has led to a proliferation of misleading and deceptive advertising.
- The lack of regulations for cannabis testing labs. This has led to concerns about the accuracy and reliability of test results.
- The lack of regulations for cannabis businesses. This has led to a patchwork of inconsistent regulations that are difficult for businesses to comply with.
The NMDLD also called on lawmakers to increase the number of cannabis licenses that are available. The current cap of 160 licenses is not enough to meet the demand for cannabis products in New Mexico.
Lawmakers are considering a number of changes to the state’s cannabis laws. It is unclear when any changes will be made, but the NMDLD is urging lawmakers to act quickly to address the issues that have been identified.
In addition to the issues raised by the NMDLD, there are a number of other concerns about New Mexico’s cannabis industry. These include:
- The potential for cannabis to be used by minors.
- The potential for cannabis-impaired driving.
- The potential for cannabis to be used to finance criminal activity.
Lawmakers will need to weigh these concerns carefully as they consider changes to the state’s cannabis laws.
The legalization of recreational marijuana in New Mexico is a significant step forward for the state. However, it is important to ensure that the industry is regulated in a way that protects public health and safety. The NMDLD’s letter to lawmakers is a valuable contribution to this discussion.
In addition to the NMDLD, a number of other organizations have also called on lawmakers to fix the issues with New Mexico’s cannabis laws. These include the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Industry Association, the New Mexico Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, and the New Mexico Cannabis Trade Association.
Lawmakers are expected to consider changes to the state’s cannabis laws in the coming months. It is important for the public to make their voices heard on this issue. If you have concerns about New Mexico’s cannabis laws, you can contact your elected officials and let them know.
Together, we can ensure that New Mexico’s cannabis industry is regulated in a way that is safe and responsible.