State orders Las Cruces business to stop ‘gifting’ cannabis to customers

This story was updated Wednesday to include Speak Easy’s reopening and response to the state’s order. LAS CRUCES – A local business that was “gifting” small amounts of cannabis to customers who made purchases announced Wednesday it will comply with a cease and desist order from New Mexico’s Cannabis Control Division.  Speak Easy NM, located at El Paseo Road and E. Idaho Avenue, held its official grand opening July 17, according to its Facebook page, which describes the store as an … Continue reading “State orders Las Cruces business to stop ‘gifting’ cannabis to customers”

This story was updated Wednesday to include Speak Easy’s reopening and response to the state’s order.

LAS CRUCES – A local business that was “gifting” small amounts of cannabis to customers who made purchases announced Wednesday it will comply with a cease and desist order from New Mexico’s Cannabis Control Division. 

Speak Easy NM, located at El Paseo Road and E. Idaho Avenue, held its official grand opening July 17, according to its Facebook page, which describes the store as an “organics company and gift shop.” 

Attorney Matt Madrid — who represents the business — told the Sun-News on Tuesday the owners were temporarily closed while evaluating their legal options.  On Wednesday, he announced the business would reopen “in full compliance” with the state’s order.

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