How Much Does It Cost to File for a Divorce in New Mexico?

There are two answers to this question: the known costs and the unknown costs of filing for a divorce in New Mexico. Most couples, when filing for a divorce, understand that there are some official court charges to meet. These are usually predictable and quite manageable. The “unknown” costs are far less predictable and greatly depend on the nature of … Read More

How Much Does It Cost to Open a Cannabis Dispensary?

Then legal sales of recreational cannabis started in New Mexico in April 2022, sparking a new level of interest in opening cannabis dispensaries. Setting up a cannabis dispensary involves considerable pre-planning and knowledge of the legal hurdles — not to mention a clear understanding of the associated costs. You not only have the initial licensing and capital requirements, real estate … Read More

What Types of Medical Cannabis Business Licenses Exist?

Cannabis has been used in the medical profession in New Mexico since the late 1970s. The state was the first in the country to enact a medical cannabis law and medical cannabis has been fully legal in the state since 2007. The laws were designed “to allow the beneficial use of medical cannabis in a regulated system to alleviate symptoms … Read More

When Does Child Support End?

When there are children from a marriage, child custody and support matters are usually central to the divorce. Just because parents separate, their joint legal responsibilities to care for and support their children do not end. The child’s financial needs must be met by both parents fairly and equitably according to the financial resources available. By understanding more about the … Read More

Recreational Cannabis and What You Need to Know

Since June 2021, recreational cannabis usage has been legalized in New Mexico, as it has in a growing number of U.S. states. The New Mexico Cannabis Regulation Act introduced a set of rules for how those interested in using, growing, distributing or selling cannabis must proceed. There is, however, still some confusion about who can do what, what the limits … Read More

Cannabis License Application: How to Prepare Before Applying

With the legalization of recreational cannabis earlier this year, more businesses and entrepreneurs are applying for cannabis licenses in New Mexico. This can involve a lengthy process because licensing is in its early days and it’s competitive. Licenses are highly coveted and the state government wants to maintain control over the industry from the start. It’s important, therefore, to understand … Read More

New Mexico Releases First Draft of Cannabis Producer Rules

If you are about to enter the cannabis industry in New Mexico – or are already established and awaiting news on how the industry will be regulated here – you may have been anticipating the first draft of the cannabis producer rules that were released earlier this year. These proposed rules cover issues such as security, transportation, water rights and … Read More

Medical Cannabis Purchase Limits

With New Mexico’s cannabis laws still being developed, in the wake of the legalization of recreational cannabis in the state earlier this year, steps have been taken recently to protect the needs of a class of cannabis users who rely on it for its medicinal powers. The Cannabis Regulation Act of New Mexico legalized and regulated the purchase and usage … Read More

New Mexico Proposes Rules for Recreational Cannabis Users

In a groundbreaking move in June 2021, recreational cannabis became legal in New Mexico. Most people in the state are probably aware of that by now – but do you know the rules for recreational cannabis usage? And are you aware of what you must do if you are after a cannabis business license and want to grow or sell … Read More

New Mexico Legalizes Recreational Cannabis

Anyone following our blog will know that the legalization of recreational cannabis has been on the agenda in New Mexico for some time. Last year, we reported that the Cannabis Law Board drafted a letter requesting that the governor place cannabis legalization on the agenda for the emergency legislative session. It was confirmed in March 2021 that New Mexico was … Read More