Industrial hemp is finally coming to New Mexico. On September 29, 2018, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents voted to approved state regulations which would allow hemp cultivation in the state. The regulations are the result of a contentious 2017 measure passed by state legislators, which was vetoed by Susana Martinez but ultimately overruled by the state Supreme Court. The vote was necessary because under New Mexico’s state constitution the Department of Agriculture is governed by the Board of Regents. The new rules are expected to go into effect on Dec. 11, 2018, after which license applications for growers will soon become available.
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