As required by state law, New Mexico Department of Agriculture issues licenses to businesses/individuals producing 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:
- 2020 Continuous Hemp Commercial Research Production License: Primarily indoor production where hemp plants are maintained throughout the year.
- 2020 Annual Hemp Commercial Research Production License: Field production for annual hemp crops.
- 2020 Special Hemp Breeding License: Possession of plants less than 5.0% THC for the sole purpose of breeding new hemp varieties for New Mexico. Significant plant limitations and security requirements enforced (under review);
- 2020 Nursery Plant License: Required by state law for any business selling live plants, including hemp.
- 2020 Harvest Notification Document: Submitted no less than 20 days prior to initiation of harvest. Allows department staff time to schedule for sampling;
- 2020 Harvest Certificate: Required prior to initiation of harvest (under review);
- Continuous Additional Growing Area form: Must be completed and included with your Continuous Hemp Production application if you are applying to license more than one growing area.
- Annual Additional Growing Area form: Must be completed and included with your Annual Hemp Production application if you are applying to license more than one growing area.
- Hemp Cultivation Landowner Affidavit form: Must be completed and included with your Annual or Continuous Hemp Production application if the licensee does not own the property where hemp production is located.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: March 3, 2020