City of Albuquerque Cannabis Equity Workspace

As the state of New Mexico moves forward with adult use cannabis, here in Albuquerque we're working towards creating an equitable path forward for individuals, collectives, and organizations who want to enter this new industry.

The initial recommendations for a cannabis social equity program were created by the Cannabis Equity Working group. The working group was essential in gaining community insight regarding the need and and potential structure for a social equity program for cannabis in our city.

Community Cannabis Equity Convenings

Join us for discussions focused on community input regarding a cannabis social equity program for the City of Albuquerque.

Upcoming Dates: Jan. 25, Jan. 26, and Jan. 27 | Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm | Location: Via Zoom | Register

Limited spots are available, however we're calling for any community input via our survey (link to survey).

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Goals of Convening

  • Define equity and what it means to the New Mexico marijuana / cannabis industry.
  • Discuss the implications of the war on drugs and its negative impact on BIPOC communities.
  • Hear what community members desire to see in a social equity program.
  • Compensate and honor attendees for their expertise and time.

Who is Invited?


  • Community members who have been negatively impacted by the war on drugs; and/or
    • Previously incarcerated people
    • Previously charged with drug offense(s)
    • With family members incarcerated or charged with drug offense(s)
  • Who are part of a historically underrepresented community; refers to groups who have been denied access and/or suffered past institutional discrimination in the United States and, according to the Census and other federal measuring tools, includes African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics or Chicanos/Latinos, and Native Americans.
  • Who have an interest in entering in marijuana/cannabis industry
  • Who have an interest in participating as an auxiliary business or organization in the marijuana/cannabis industry

More Information

State of New Mexico Cannabis Information

The State of New Mexico Cannabis Control Division oversees state regulations and licensing. See important links and information below.

Questions or comments regarding cannabis equity in Albuquerque?

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