Cannabis Information

Las Crucens have several opportunities to weigh in on how the City of Las Cruces will manage land use and zoning as it relates to cannabis growers and retailers now that the New Mexico Legislature has legalized cannabis for recreational use.

Remaining Opportunities to hear discussion and/or participate


1:00 P.M. | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 

  • City Councilor Regular Meeting, (anticipated) final consideration of proposed ordinance related to recreational cannabis, Council Chambers, City Hall 700 N. Main St. 
  • Read the proposed ordinance here
READ THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE


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READ THE SURVEY RESULTS


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READ THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT REPORT


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Survey 

Residents had until August 15 to participate in a survey on Cannabis in Las Cruces. The survey was available in English and Spanish. The results of the survey will be presented during the September 7 City Council Meeting. 

2nd Town Hall

Fast Facts

  • Recreational cannabis became legal in New Mexico on June 29, 2021
  • The state’s Cannabis Control Division not later than September 1, 2021:
    • Creates the Cannabis Regulatory Advisory Commission
    • Accepts and begins processing license applications for cannabis producers, cannabis producer microbusinesses and properly licensed medical cannabis producers
  • The state’s Cannabis Control Division no later than January 1, 2022:
    • Begins licensing cannabis training and education programs
    • Issues cannabis server permits
    • Accepts and begins processing license applications for all license types
  • Retail sale of commercial cannabis in New Mexico begins no later than April 1, 2022

Resources

City Community Development Department

City of Las Cruces Cannabis Presentation – July 26 City Council Work Session

City of Las Cruces News About Cannabis

New Mexico Cannabis Control Division

For information regarding this survey and meetings, please contact the Community Engagement Office at (575)541-2192 or by email at cannabis@las-cruces.org. Click below to listen to our Podcast episode about Cannabis.