New Mexico Hemp Law

Year Passed: Vetoed in 2017; the Governor’s veto was ruled unconstitutional in 2018.

Summary: House Bill 144 and Senate Bill 6 permitted the Department to license farmers to cultivate industrial hemp for research and development purposes in compliance with federal provisions (Section 7606) of the 2014 Farm Act.

Statute: N.M. Stat. Ann. sec 76-24-2 (Lexis-Nexis 2018).