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Posted on: January 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Economic Development Department to Conduct Cannabis Seminar on January 5 and January 6

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The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department, in partnership with the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, will conduct a two-day seminar for businesses and residents interested in learning more about the cannabis industry in New Mexico.
The free seminar will be from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday, January 5 and Thursday, January 6 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St. State, City and Doña Ana County officials will provide information about updates to rules, regulations and application requirements, and answer questions.
The January 5 seminar will include presentations by the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer, New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, the New Mexico Economic Development Department, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, financial institutions including New Mexico Angels, Southwest Capital Bank, and Aery Group and Seedcrest, and the New Mexico Small Business Development Center.
January 6 seminar presentations will be from City departments including Community Development, Planning and Zoning, the Las Cruces Fire Department, the Las Cruces Police Department, Las Cruces Utilities, Economic Development and Visit Las Cruces, Doña Ana County Planning and Zoning, and the New Mexico Small Business Development Center.
The seminar also will be available on Zoom. People interested in participating in any of the events via Zoom can register by clicking this link.
Recreational cannabis became legal in New Mexico on June 29, 2021. On Sept. 7, 2021, the Las Cruces City Council adopted an ordinance to repeal and replace sections of Chapter 38 of the Las Cruces Municipal Code to allow for Cannabis uses.
For additional information about permits, regulations and business resources visit the City of Las Cruces Cannabis Information page. For information about the seminar, contact Irene Parra, Interim Business Development Administrator, at 575/528-3475 or by email at

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