New Mexico Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania, OSHA Fines + Obstacles in Two States

John Schroyer  | March 18, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Pennsylvania moves closer to legalizing medical cannabis, a New Mexico MMJ business gets hit with a five-figure fine, and crackdowns in two states highlight the dangers of operating in unregulated markets.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

OSHA Fines New Mexico Dispensary After Explosion

John Schroyer  | March 17, 2016

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a New Mexico medical cannabis company $13,500 for a dozen violations after the agency completed an eight-month investigation into a hash oil explosion that seriously burned two employees.

The powerful explosion (see video of it in the link above) occurred at New MexiCann Natural Medicine in …

New Mexico’s Medical Marijuana Patient Numbers Booming

Omar Sacirbey  | March 3, 2016

There are roughly 21,000 people enrolled in New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program, nearly double the number since 2013, according to the state’s Health Department, KOAT news reported.

That means a lot – if not all – of the MMJ licensees in New Mexico have likely been doing quite well, with a booming customer …

New Mexico to Reveal Names of MMJ Businesses, Employees

John Schroyer  | July 20, 2015

New Mexico’s medical marijuana dispensaries and their employees are about to feel the full weight of government transparency.

Gov. Susana Martinez has approved a policy change that will make the names of the state’s MMJ producers/dispensaries and their workers public information, according to the Albuquerque Journal. The move reverses a confidentiality clause in …

Seed-to-Sale Tracking Trend Continues With New Mexico

John Schroyer  | April 24, 2015

An increasing number of states are requiring cannabis companies to track every plant from seed to sale in a bid to increase oversight on the industry, which subsequently bolsters the market for businesses that make inventory software.

The latest state to go in this direction: New Mexico.

This week, officials awarded a state contract to …

Marijuana Testing Lab Seeks $5 Million for International Expansion

John Schroyer  | April 22, 2015

One of the first commercial cannabis testing labs in the United States is seeking $5 million in financing to enter two more states and eventually expand to Jamaica.

Steep Hill Labs Inc., which is headquartered in the San Francisco area, has raised $4 million in investments since it was founded in 2008, according to …

NM Marijuana Grower Loses Bid to Reopen Licensing Process

John Schroyer  | October 28, 2014

Mark Springer really wants to grow medical marijuana in New Mexico. So much so that he sued the state in January for the right to cultivate, arguing that the New Mexico secretary of health is obligated to ensure there’s enough supply to satisfy patient demand.

But a judge has tossed his case, saying …