Linda M. Trujillo, superintendent of SANTA FE – New Mexico Regulatory and Licensing Division (NMRLD), announced Monday that applications are being accepted to fill multiple positions, including a director who will lead the newly created Cannabis Control Division (CCD) .
The Cannabis Regulatory Act, signed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, creates the Cannabis Control Department, which is located in the Regulation and Licensing Department.
“We hope to fill these positions as soon as possible and we would like to have a diverse pool of applicants to consider,” said Trujillo. “These positions are essential to the overall goal of establishing commercial cannabis sales while maintaining public health and safety.”
The Cannabis Control Department will administer the Cannabis Regulatory Act through a comprehensive licensing, tax, and enforcement regulatory structure for adult cannabis. The CCD will also administer the licensing and regulatory provisions of the Medical Cannabis Program created by the Lynn and Erin Compassion Use Act. The Medical Cannabis Program patient registry continues to be maintained by the Ministry of Health.
The governor’s office and department will fill the positions of director, departmental advisor, deputy business operations director, business operations call center manager, budget manager, license manager, and executive assistant positions as soon as possible. Details on how to apply can be found on the website of the Cannabis Control Division: https://ccd.rld.state.nm.us/
Retail sales of adult cannabis in New Mexico are slated to begin no later than April 1, 2022. Anyone wishing to receive information on upcoming announcements, rule-making notices, and other important information related to adult cannabis and medical cannabis can sign up for updates on the Cannabis Control Division website: ccd.rld.state.nm.us.
The New Mexico Regulatory and Licensing Department, which houses the Cannabis Control Department, regulates more than 500,000 individuals and companies in 35 industries, professions, and industries across the state. Our goal is to ensure that New Mexicans receive quality services from qualified individuals and companies while maintaining a fair and expeditious administrative process. Our priority is your protection.