Hemp Registration


As required by state law, New Mexico Department of Agriculture issues licenses to businesses/individuals cultivating hemp. The New Mexico Environment Department issues licenses to businesses/individuals for processing activities following harvest, including extraction, distillation, and manufacturing. A brief summary of each license and document issued by New Mexico Department of Agriculture follows:

Additional forms:

If you have a special need and require one of the above licenses, please contact us. Questions regarding hemp and nursery applications and licenses can be addressed at hemp@nmda.nmsu.edu or 575-646-3207. 

Understand that a valid license is proof that you have registered with the state as a hemp producer with the intent of producing hemp. This license  is required by law enforcement if you have viable hemp plants or a grower in possession of raw hemp. 

Updated: January 7, 2021