New Mexico Seeks Candidates For Cannabis Control Division

New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department (NMRLD) Superintendent Linda M. Trujillo announced Monday that applications are being accepted to fill several positions, including a director, who will head the newly created Cannabis Control Division (CCD).

Having been signed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, the Cannabis Regulation Act creates the Cannabis Control Division, which is located in the Regulation and Licensing Department.

“We hope to fill these positions as quickly as possible and would like to have a diverse pool of applicants for consideration,” Trujillo said. “These positions are essential to the overall goal to roll out commercial cannabis sales while safeguarding public health and safety.”

The Cannabis Control Division will administer the Cannabis Regulation Act through a comprehensive licensing, taxing, and enforcement regulatory structure for adult-use cannabis. The CCD also will  administer the licensing and regulatory provisions of the Medical Cannabis Program that was created by the Lynn and Erin Compassion Use Act. The Medical Cannabis Program patient registry will continue to be maintained by the Department of Health.

The Governor’s Office and the Department will work to fill the positions of Director, Division Counsel, Deputy Director of Business Operations, Business Operations Call Center Manager, Budget Manager, Licensing Manager, and Executive Assistant as soon as possible. Details on how to apply for the positions are posted on the Cannabis Control Division website:

Retail sales of adult-use cannabis in New Mexico are to begin no later than April 1, 2022. Anyone interested in getting updates regarding upcoming announcements, rulemaking notices and other important information regarding both adult-use cannabis and medical cannabis can sign up for email updates at the Cannabis Control Division website:

The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, which houses the Cannabis Control Division, regulates more than 500,000 individuals and businesses in 35 industries, professions, and trades across the state. Our goal is to assure that New Mexicans receive quality services from qualified individuals and businesses while also ensuring a fair and prompt administrative process. Our priority is your protection.

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