New Mexico gears up to legally sell recreational cannabis… on April fool’s day

New Mexico gears up to legally sell recreational cannabis… on April fool’s day
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A New Mexico agency responsible for providing regulatory oversight for the state’s newly launched recreational Cannabis Market is prepared for the industry to officially get underway this April 1. This is according to the director of the Cannabis Control Division of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, Kristen Thomson.  Although this day is known as April Fool’s Day, the rollout of New Mexico’s legal cannabis market is not a joke. In fact, hundreds of business owners are anticipating an influx of adults aged 21 and above to enter the store on April 1, but not before they stock up on the necessary products and merchandise. “We really expect that first day of business to be filled with excitement,” said Thomson, whose agency is focused on doubling its employee count from 12-24 to ensure adequate support and oversight for cannabis companies Thomson went on to say that her staffers will be present on the inaugural day of New Mexico’s cannabis industry. In regards to potential supply issues, she is not concerned. “We do not have concerns about lack of product. As with any new gadget or restaurant or something opening, some products may come up short, but we do not anticipate a massive statewide shortage of product on opening day,” she explained. State officials have approved in excess of 225 cannabis retail licenses in New Mexico While it remains uncertain as to how many shops will begin ushering in customers on April 1 to recreational cannabis sales, one thing’s for certain: some of the retailers will be existing medical cannabis retailers. So far, 225 cannabis retail stores have received licenses to operate legally. Examples of those licenses – some of which cover numerous business sites – include licenses for companies that deliver, manufacture, produce and sell cannabis goods. However, since…

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