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No hemp was grown in New Mexico last year

On this page you will find New Mexico hemp law along with a history of how New Mexico hemp bills have progressed through the State capitol over the years. We also provide links to important information concerning New Mexico hemp programs and state agency advisories or opinion letters. Our goal is to keep the public, media and policy makers informed on each states status concerning hemp law and policy.



New Mexico Hemp Resources

New Mexico Department of Agriculture hemp program page

New Mexico Department of Agriculture hemp FAQs

New Mexico Industrial Hemp Law & Legislation

2017
SB 6
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE; ENACTING A NEW SECTION OF CHAPTER 76 NMSA 1978 TO PROVIDE AUTHORIZATION FOR THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO ADOPT RULES FOR RESEARCH ON INDUSTRIAL HEMP; PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NEW MEXICO INDUSTRIAL HEMP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FUND. 

STATUS: Vetoed by Gov. Martinez but veto was overturned by New Mexico Supreme Court on September 28, 2017

2015
SB 94
An Act relating to the agriculture; providing for licensing the growing, selling and processing of industrial hemp; establishing fees; providing penalties; making 
an appropriation. 

HB 357
Relating to agriculture; enacting the agricultural hemp act; providing that industrial hemp and agriucltural hemp seeds are agricultural products; revising the definition of “marijuana” in the Controlled Substances Act; Declaring an emergency.

2012
HB 62
Relating to economic development; providing for licensing the growing, selling and processing of Santhica; establishing fees and revenues; providing for administrative monitoring. Introduced 1/13/12.
Read the text of HB 62 as introduced here (HTML).
Download the text of HB 62 as introduced here (PDF file 40k).

2011
HB 565
Relating to agriculture; providing for licensing the growing, selling and processing of industrial hemp; establishing fees; providing penalties; making an appropriation. Introduced 2/17/11.
Read the text of HB 565 as introduced here (HTML).
Download the text of HB 565 as introduced here (PDF file 56k).
Download the Final version of HB 565 HAGC Committee Substitute here (PDF file 36k).

2009
HM 47
A memorial requesting the New Mexico Department of Agriculture to investigate the feasibility of state incentives for commercialization of industrial hemp and that Congress be requested to acknowledge the difference between marijuana and industrial hemp and to clearly legalize the commercial production of industrial hemp. Companion bill to SM 30. Introduced 2/19/09. Passed the House by a vote of 44-23 on the 32nd Legislative Day. Signed on the 33rd Legislative Day.
Read the text of HM 47 here (HTML).
Download the text of HM 47 here (PDF file 48k).
Download the Final version of HM 47 here (PDF file 24k).

SM 30
A memorial requesting the New Mexico Department of Agriculture to investigate the feasibility of state incentives for commercialization of industrial hemp and that Congress be requested to acknowledge the difference between marijuana and industrial hemp and to clearly legalize the commercial production of industrial hemp. Companion bill to HM 47. Introduced 2/16/09. Passed the Senate by a vote of 25-12 and Signed on the 47nd Legislative Day.
Read the text of SM 30 here (HTML).
Download the text of SM 30 here (PDF file 44k).
Download the Final version of SM 30 here (PDF file 32k).

HB 403
Industrial Hemp Farming Act. An act relating to agriculture; providing for licensing the growing, selling and processing of Industrial Hemp; establishing fees; providing penalties; making an appropriation. Companion bill to SB 377. Introduced 1/28/09.
Read the text of HB 403 here (HTML).
Download the text of HB 403 here (PDF file 68k).

SB 377
Industrial Hemp Farming Act. An act relating to agriculture; providing for licensing the growing, selling and processing of Industrial Hemp; establishing fees; providing penalties; making an appropriation. Companion bill to HB 403. Introduced 1/29/09.
Read the text of SB 377 here (HTML).
Download the text of SB 377 here (PDF file 68k).

2007
HM 49
A memorial requesting the New Mexico Department of Agriculture to study the viability of a legal hemp industry; urging Congress to recognize industrial hemp as a valuable agricultural commodity and to take certain other actions. Passed House 59-2 on 3/5/07. Signed 3/6/07. Official bill status abbreviations: [31] HAGC [36] DP/a [39] PASSED/H (59-2) [40] SGND.
Read the text of HM 49 here (HTML).
Read the text of HAGC Committee Report here (HTML).
Read the text of Fiscal Impact Report here (HTML).
Download the text of HM 49 as introduced here (PDF file 48k).
Download the text of HM 49 as enrolled here (PDF file 36k).

2002
HB 350
Died in committee.
Read the text of HB 350 here (HTML).
Download the text of HB 350 here (PDF file 29k).

2001
HB 582
Died in House committee.
Read the text of HB 582 here (HTML).
Download the text of HB 582 here (PDF file 22k).
HB 583
Died in House committee.
Read the text of HB 583 here (HTML).
Download the text of HB 583 here (PDF file 6k).

2000
HB 388
Died in House committee.
Read the text of HB 388 here (HTML).
Download the text of HB 388 here (PDF file 6k).

1998
HB 222
Passed both houses, but vetoed by Gov. Johnson.
Read the text of HB 222 here (HTML).
Download the text of HB 222 here (PDF file 11k).