New Mexico points first hashish enterprise licenses

The first producer license went to a father and son team in Aztec: Steve Martinez and his sons Mitchell and Tony.

The first micro-producer licenses went to Carver Family Farm from Albuquerque and BAUDABOOMZ2, LLC from Edgewood.

“We got our license, we screamed our hearts out in here,” said Matthew Muñoz, who will be running the front of the house for the Carver Family Farm. “It was a big, big deal for us.”

Muñoz said they still had a lot to do.

“Legislators said we were lowering the bar for mom and dad, but the Cannabis Control Division treats micro-businesses like multimillion-dollar corporate cannabis,” he said.

Despite being one of the first to get approved, Muñoz said they are behind and won’t have enough products by April. By then, they will have invested around $ 350,000 before a single sale is made.

However, some parts of the law benefit Muñoz.

“You know, if you’re 100% honest, I was arrested at the age of 18 for five grams of cannabis – it changed my life,” he said.

Muñoz said he was not allowed to have a cannabis license at all in other states.

“Small amount of marijuana, but enough to make you lose scholarships,” he said. “I spent 10 days in jail, a year on probation.”