New Mexico Seed to Sale Cannabis Software

Bamboo offers custom-built software solutions designed specifically for New Mexico’s unique cannabis market. Our platform provides the tools you need to streamline operations, enhance traceability, and optimize sales strategies, all while ensuring compliance with New Mexico’s regulations.

With Bamboo Sales and Trace, cannabis businesses in New Mexico can efficiently manage inventory, stay compliant with state requirements, and capitalize on revenue opportunities. Our live inventory tracking, customizable sales interfaces, and integrated compliance tools empower your enterprise to thrive and succeed in New Mexico’s dynamic cannabis landscape.

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New Mexico's Recreational Market

New Mexico’s recreational cannabis market has experienced steady growth and development, following the launch of adult-use sales in April 2022. Here’s an overview of some key developments:

  1. Sales and revenue:
    • According to the New Mexico Cannabis Control Division, total adult-use cannabis sales for the first full year of operation (April 2023 to March 2024) reached approximately $300 million.
    • The state collected around $45 million in cannabis tax revenue, which is allocated to various programs, including public education, substance abuse treatment, and community reinvestment.
  2. Market trends:
    • New Mexico’s market has been characterized by a strong demand for locally-produced, craft cannabis products, with many consumers seeking out unique strains and artisanal brands.
    • Edibles and concentrates have gained popularity, particularly among tourists and those seeking alternative consumption methods.
    • The state’s border towns have seen significant cannabis tourism, with many Texans and other out-of-state visitors purchasing products legally in New Mexico.
  3. Regulatory developments:
    • Throughout 2023 and early 2024, the New Mexico Cannabis Control Division continued to refine rules and regulations for the adult-use market, focusing on product safety, packaging and labeling requirements, and social equity provisions.
    • The state has also worked to streamline the licensing process and ensure a level playing field for small businesses and local entrepreneurs.
  4. Industry growth:
    • New Mexico has seen a steady increase in the number of licensed cannabis businesses, with new dispensaries, cultivators, and manufacturers entering the market.
    • The state’s existing medical cannabis providers have played a significant role in shaping the adult-use market, leveraging their experience and customer base.
    • Many businesses have focused on sustainable cultivation practices and water conservation, aligning with New Mexico’s environmental priorities.
  5. Social equity and justice:
    • New Mexico’s cannabis legalization law included provisions aimed at promoting social equity and addressing the disproportionate impact of cannabis prohibition on certain communities.
    • The state has established programs to support social equity applicants, expunge past cannabis convictions, and reinvest in communities harmed by the War on Drugs.
  6. Challenges:
    • New Mexico’s rural and geographically dispersed population has presented challenges for cannabis access and delivery, particularly in more remote regions of the state.
    • The state has also grappled with the need to balance the interests of the cannabis industry with concerns from more conservative communities and stakeholders, particularly in areas with limited water resources.

Overall, New Mexico’s recreational cannabis market has experienced steady growth and a focus on local, craft production in its first year of operation. With a commitment to social equity, environmental sustainability, and industry diversification, the state has established a unique and promising adult-use market. However, challenges related to access, resource management, and balancing diverse stakeholder interests will require ongoing attention and collaboration as the market continues to mature. 

New Mexico's Road to Recreational Cannabis

New Mexico’s journey to legalizing recreational cannabis was primarily driven by legislative action. Here’s a timeline of the key events:

  1. 2007: New Mexico legalized medical cannabis through the passage of the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act, becoming the 12th state to do so.
  2. 2019-2020: Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, who took office in 2019, expressed support for legalizing adult-use cannabis and included it as a priority in her legislative agenda.
  3. 2021:
    • House Bill 2 (HB 2) and Senate Bill 2 (SB 2), both titled the “Cannabis Regulation Act,” were introduced in the New Mexico Legislature to legalize and regulate adult-use cannabis.
    • After several amendments and reconciliation between the two chambers, the final version of HB 2 was approved by the House (38-32) and the Senate (22-15).
  4. April 12, 2021: Governor Lujan Grisham signed HB 2 into law, officially legalizing adult-use cannabis in New Mexico.
  5. June 29, 2021:
    • The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department (NMRLD) began accepting applications for cannabis business licenses.
    • The department received over 1,500 applications within the first few days, indicating strong interest in the new industry.
  6. April 1, 2022:
    • Licensed adult-use cannabis retail sales began, marking the official start of New Mexico’s recreational cannabis market.
    • Over 100 licensed retailers across the state participated in the opening day of sales.
  7. 2022-2023:
    • New Mexico’s adult-use cannabis market has continued to grow, with the NMRLD issuing additional licenses for producers, manufacturers, and retailers.
    • The state has focused on ensuring a smooth transition from the medical to the adult-use market and has worked to address supply chain challenges.
    • Tax revenue from adult-use cannabis sales has been allocated to various initiatives, including education, public safety, and social equity programs.
  8. Future Developments:
    • As New Mexico’s adult-use market matures, policymakers and regulators will continue to refine the state’s regulatory framework and address any challenges that arise.
    • The state will also focus on promoting social equity in the industry, including initiatives to support cannabis businesses owned by individuals from communities disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs.

New Mexico’s legalization of recreational cannabis through legislative action reflects the growing public and political support for cannabis policy reform in the state. The Cannabis Regulation Act includes provisions aimed at promoting social equity, protecting public health and safety, and generating economic opportunities in the state.

As New Mexico’s adult-use cannabis industry continues to develop, the state will likely draw upon the experiences of other states that have legalized recreational cannabis to inform its policies and regulations. The success of New Mexico’s medical cannabis program and the strong demand seen in the early months of adult-use sales bode well for the future of the state’s recreational cannabis market.


Traceability, Compliance & Regulation in New Mexico

In New Mexico, the regulation and tracking of both medical and recreational cannabis are facilitated through the use of Metrc (Marijuana Enforcement Tracking Reporting Compliance), a state-mandated seed-to-sale tracking system. Metrc is designed to ensure compliance with state regulations and prevent diversion of cannabis products into the illicit market.

Traceability: All licensed cannabis businesses in New Mexico are required to use Metrc to track the movement of cannabis and cannabis products through the supply chain. This includes tracking plant growth, harvest, processing, testing, packaging, and sale to consumers. Each plant and product is assigned a unique identification tag, allowing for detailed tracking and accountability throughout the system.

Compliance: The Cannabis Control Division (CCD) of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department is responsible for regulating both the medical and recreational cannabis programs in the state. Licensed cannabis businesses must comply with a range of regulations covering areas such as:

  1. Licensing and renewal requirements
  2. Security and surveillance
  3. Inventory tracking and management
  4. Testing and labeling of products
  5. Packaging and child-resistant containers
  6. Advertising and marketing restrictions
  7. Social equity and community engagement

Metrc serves as a tool for the CCD to monitor compliance with these regulations. Licensees are required to input data into the Metrc system and are subject to inspections and audits to ensure adherence to the rules.

Regulation: The CCD oversees the licensing, regulation, and enforcement of New Mexico’s cannabis industry. This includes:

  1. Issuing licenses for cultivation, manufacturing, testing, and retail operations
  2. Conducting background checks on license applicants and employees
  3. Inspecting licensed facilities and enforcing compliance with regulations
  4. Investigating complaints and taking disciplinary action against licensees who violate the rules
  5. Collecting taxes and fees related to cannabis sales
  6. Promoting social equity and diversity in the industry

Some key regulations in New Mexico’s cannabis industry include:

  1. Limiting the amount of cannabis that can be purchased by consumers (2 ounces of flower, 16 grams of extract, or 800mg of edibles per transaction)
  2. Requiring all products to be tested for potency, contaminants, and other safety factors before sale
  3. Mandating child-resistant packaging and clear labeling of THC content and other product information
  4. Prioritizing social equity applicants and those from communities disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition in the licensing process
  5. Allowing for the automatic expungement of certain cannabis-related criminal records

Through the use of Metrc and the enforcement of these regulations, New Mexico aims to establish a safe, equitable, and well-regulated cannabis industry that balances access for consumers with public health and social justice concerns, while also promoting economic opportunity across the state.

What are the drawbacks of cannabis marketplaces?

In New Mexico’s thriving cannabis market, conventional marketplaces are gaining traction, offering a centralized platform for buyers to explore a diverse array of brands and products. However, this convenience often comes at the expense of sellers, who find themselves locked in a fierce competition to offer the lowest prices and gain a competitive advantage. While these marketplaces provide a stage for brands to showcase their products, they often fall short in delivering meaningful value beyond that. Consequently, New Mexico’s cannabis businesses may face challenges in differentiating their products and maintaining control over how they are presented to potential customers.

Bamboo presents a game-changing solution to this problem by empowering New Mexico’s cannabis brands to create highly personalized sales menus and take full control of their product presentation. With a suite of powerful tools designed to create custom menus and generate targeted recommended orders, Bamboo enables brands to truly stand out in New Mexico’s competitive market and drive increased sales. By focusing buyers’ attention on specific cannabis brands and products, Bamboo helps foster deeper engagement and encourages larger purchases.

The success of a cannabis brand in New Mexico will be largely determined by the level of effort and strategic thinking invested in developing and refining its sales menus. While the temptation to rely on marketplaces for visibility may be strong, brands that seize control of their sales strategies and menus are better positioned to achieve long-term success within New Mexico’s dynamic cannabis industry.

As New Mexico’s cannabis market continues to evolve and mature, it is crucial for brands to adopt innovative solutions like Bamboo to differentiate themselves and build lasting relationships with customers. By leveraging the power of personalized sales menus and targeted product recommendations, New Mexico’s cannabis businesses can navigate the complexities of the market, drive growth, and establish themselves as leaders in this exciting industry.

Bamboo Trace

✔ Quick-action buttons available in every module for swift navigation and action execution.

✔ Simplified traceability through real-time two-way synchronization with New Mexico’s seed-to-sale system (BioTrack).

✔ Receive instant notifications for important updates and events.

✔ Work in offline mode, accessible on both mobile and desktop devices, especially useful during periods of downtime in BioTrack API systems.

✔ Ability to support multiple licenses for comprehensive management of operations.

✔ Customize label templates to meet New Mexico’s BioTrack regulations and efficiently generate multiple labels for various plant and product requirements.

✔ Comprehensive management of Strains, Rooms, Propagations, Grow Cycles, Plants, Harvests, Disposals, Inventories, Conversions, QA Samples, and more, all integrated within Bamboo Trace.

✔ Effortlessly process orders and generate manifests in just minutes for enhanced efficiency.

Bamboo Sales

✔ Utilize the finest Sales Menus available in Cannatech for enhanced sales strategies.

✔ Seamlessly integrate Sales Menus with your website for expanded reach and accessibility.

✔ Simplify email marketing efforts with the built-in feature tailored for sending sales menus effortlessly.

✔ Gain insights through comprehensive sales analytics and reporting on clients, sales reps, and customizable metrics.

✔ Generate numerous recommended orders (proposals) to cater to diverse client needs.

✔ Customize Real-time Sales Menus according to preferences and branding.

✔ Easily manage discounts, credits, pricing tiers, and distribution lists for streamlined operations.

✔ Efficiently handle all your sales enablement strategies within the Bamboo Sales platform.

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