Public Hearings Oct. 12-16, 2018


The New Mexico Department of Agriculture has scheduled formal hearings to receive public input on the newly developed rule 21.17.XX NMAC – Hemp Cultivation Rule:

  • Friday, October 12 in Las Cruces at 2 p.m. at NMDA, located at 3190 S. Espina, Las Cruces, NM 88001
  • Monday, October 15 in Espanola at 1 p.m. at Espanola Library Conference Room, located at 313 N. Paseo De Onate, Española, NM 87532
  • Monday, October 15 in Albuquerque at 6 p.m. at Los Griegos Center, located at 1231 Candelaria Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
  • Tuesday, October 16 in Portales at 11 a.m. at Portales Chamber of Commerce (Basement Classroom), located at 100 S. Ave A, Portales, NM 88130
  • Tuesday, October 16 in Carlsbad at 6 p.m. at River Walk Recreation Center – Power House Room, located at 400 River Walk Drive, Carlsbad NM  88220

To develop a rule to accompany statutory language which allows the department of agriculture to administer an industrial hemp program.

Interested individuals may provide comments regarding the proposed rulemaking actions at the rule hearing and/or submit written comments via email at Written comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Individuals are encouraged to submit written comments as soon as possible. Persons offering written comments at the hearing must have two copies for the hearing officer.

Please click here for details about the rulemaking hearings.
Please click here to view the full text of the proposed rule.

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