Leaf Brief | – Santa Fe Reporter

Greetings and Happy Croptober to all! We hope your scissors are sticky and your pantries are full. Here’s this month’s cannabis news from SFR:

Q & A with CCD Director Todd Stevens

The CCD appointed Todd Stevens as its new director in late August, and as soon as he unpacked from the trip down from Colorado, he answered a few of the Leaf’s questions:

What similarities do you see between New Mexico’s cannabis culture and Colorado’s?

Colorado has the advantage of having 10 years of adult use cannabis legalization, but just like New Mexico, it faced growing pains and has dealt with some of the same challenges we face like illicit market activity and out-of-state products. New Mexico’s…low barrier of entry…allows everyone a seat at the table. I’m excited to see what these entrepreneurial folks can bring to the New Mexico cannabis culture.

What’s your reaction to the HHS recommendation for the DEA to reclassify cannabis to Schedule III?

It’s business as usual for all of our cannabis licensees, consumers, and patients. I am glad to see that it is being talked about at the federal level, but at this point…it’s too early to tell what, if anything, will happen

Regulating license-holders is an ongoing effort. Can

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