Cannabis in the flowering stage in October at The Verdes Foundation in Albuquerque.

New Mexico’s recreational cannabis industry is getting closer to opening for business.

The Cannabis Control Division of the state Regulation and Licensing Department, which oversees the rules and regulations governing the cannabis business, issued final rules for manufacturers, retailers and couriers Tuesday.

“Every day brings us closer to the first adult-use cannabis sales in New Mexico,” Cannabis Control Division Director Kristen Thomson said in a news release.

General Assignment Reporter

Robert Nott has covered education and youth issues for the Santa Fe New Mexican. He is assigned to The New Mexican's city desk where he covers a general assignment beat.

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