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New Mexico Taps Native Roots Manager to Run Cannabis Control

He has years of experience working in Colorado's regulated cannabis industry.

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New Mexico's Cannabis Control Division announced Todd Stevens as the new director of the Cannabis Control Division. Stevens has years of experience working in Colorado's regulated cannabis industry.

Since 2015, Stevens has worked as a manager at Native Roots Cannabis Company, one of the state's largest cannabis companies. He most recently served as manager of training and development. He gained knowledge of the regulated cannabis industry operations, including cultivation, production and compliance. He executed the design and development of customized and interactive classroom and e-learning solutions, including a comprehensive retail sales training program. He also managed all employee trainings, re-certifying more than 200 retail employees through a State Certified Vendor Training program. And as a district manager, Stevens managed and oversaw operations at five dispensaries.

"In the past year, New Mexico has established a thriving new industry, licensed more than 2,000 cannabis businesses, and held those businesses to the high standard that comes with an adult-use cannabis market," he said. "I am committed to building on this success while protecting consumer safety and promoting business practices that help this new industry continue to be a transformational economic driver."

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