New Mexico regulators have uncovered 31 noncompliant cannabis businesses, although the state has not cited any adult-use operators since recreational sales launched in April, according to a local KRQE report.

The Cannabis Control Division (CCD) has conducted roughly 100 inspections since April to verify compliance with waste control, fire safety and security requirements, the news outlet reported.

“The whole idea is we’re going from an unregulated new industry to a regulated industry,” CCD Director Andrew Vallejos told KRQE, adding, “It’s a new industry and we’re working with the licensees to get them in compliance.”

The CCD, which currently has eight compliance officers tasked with inspecting the 478 adult-use cannabis licensees in the state, is in the process of hiring two additional officers, the news outlet reported.

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