EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A stop and desist order was issued towards a Las Cruces enterprise accused of illegally promoting hashish.
The Hashish Management Division of the Regulation and Licensing Division moved to forestall Converse Simple, positioned at 1300 El Paseo Rd., from “gifting” hashish to prospects who buy sure objects from their store.
Based on the Hashish Management Division, gifting hashish from one New Mexican who can legally possess hashish to a different New Mexican who can legally possess hashish is authorized underneath the Hashish Regulation Act. Nonetheless, when there’s cash concerned within the transaction, the sale is just not a present and is subsequently unlawful.
“The Hashish Management Division won’t tolerate any people or companies who violate the Hashish Regulation Act or in any other case diminish the integrity of the adult-use hashish trade in New Mexico,” mentioned RLD Deputy Superintendent John Blair. “All New Mexicans ought to be on discover that violations of the Hashish Regulation Act will likely be met with swift, robust motion from the state.”
Earlier this yr, the Hashish Regulation Act was handed by the New Mexico Legislature and signed by the governor of New Mexico. As of June 29, rising a restricted variety of vegetation and being in possession of restricted quantities of hashish is authorized in Information Mexico. Nonetheless, hashish gross sales are nonetheless solely allowed to approved medical sufferers.
The CCD will start issuing producer licenses by Sept. 1. Gross sales for adult-use hashish will start in New Mexico no later than April 1, 2022.