Cannabis Information

Engage with City on Cannabis Survey and Meetings

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.

Opportunities to hear discussion and/or participate

  • 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 21 – Economic Development Policy Review Meeting discussion, Library Board Room, Second Floor, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave.
  • 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22 – Quality of Life Policy Review Meeting discussion, Conference Room A, City Hall
  • 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22 – Town Hall Interactive Meeting #1, in-person at Council Chambers, City Hall 700 N. Main St.
  • 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 26 – Work Session to City Council, Council Chambers, City Hall 700 N. Main St.
  • 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 27 – Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, Council Chambers, City Hall 700 N. Main St.
  • 5:30 p.m. Thursday, August 12 – Town Hall #2, Council Chambers, City Hall 700 N. Main St.
  • 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 16 – City Council Regular Meeting, (anticipated) first reading of proposed ordinance related to recreational cannabis, Council Chambers, City Hall 700 N. Main St. Public may contact their city councilors to provide comment to them leading up to Sept. 7 meeting.
  • 1 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.

Survey – Residents have until August 15 to participate in a survey on cannabis in Las Cruces. 

Go to this link to take the survey, which is in English and Spanish. City of Las Cruces Cannabis Survey

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.