New Mexico Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

New Mexico’s Medical Marijuana Industry Surges Ahead

Omar Sacirbey  | June 7, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey

New Mexico’s nearly decade-old medical marijuana market is sprinting ahead as if it had just opened, thanks to a 70% jump in new patients over the past year.

Sales via dispensaries hit nearly $10 million in the first quarter – almost double the total from the same period in 2015. 

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 …