New Mexico Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

New Mexico revokes license of medical cannabis company

A New Mexico medical marijuana producer with dispensaries in Las Cruces and Albuquerque is reportedly the first in the state to have its license revoked for allegedly falsifying audits to the health department. Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher last week rescinded the license of Mother Earth Herbs, effective March 31, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Monday. Gallagher […]

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New Mexico agency to appeal judge’s reduced penalty for medical cannabis firm

A New Mexico district judge ruled in April that state health officials went too far when they punished a medical marijuana producer for showing off a cannabis plant at the 2016 State Fair, and now there’s a new twist involving the Court of Appeals. Top Organics Ultra Health owner, Duke Rodriguez, told the Albuquerque Journal this week that the […]

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Steep Hill wins IP court case with New Mexico, competing medical cannabis lab

In a triumph involving intellectual property rights, California-based Steep Hill Labs won an emergency protective order against the state of New Mexico and a competitor over the disclosure of trade secrets. Steep Hill filed suit in early April against the two entities after learning that Santa Fe-based Scepter Lab had obtained Steep Hill’s standard operating procedures from the state […]

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Medical marijuana states experience wide spectrum of wholesale prices, supply

The wholesale price and supply situation for various state medical marijuana markets is a mixed bag, with different regulations, patient counts and product availability generating diverse situations. In New Mexico, for example, medical marijuana business owners are experiencing increased demand and rising prices. Elsewhere, however, MMJ business owners are suffering the same fate as their […]

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New Mexico medical marijuana patient count swells amid supply squeeze

New Mexico’s medical cannabis patient count has topped the 50,000 mark, but limits on the number of plants a business can grow is putting a strain on supply and causing prices to rise. The state health department reported that 50,954 patients were enrolled at the end of March, an increase of nearly 46% from the […]

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Chart: New Mexico’s medical marijuana program breaking records despite bureaucratic inaction

New Mexico’s medical marijuana program continues to grow despite a lack of enthusiasm for medical cannabis among top state officials. From December 2016 to December 2017, nearly 18,000 new patients enrolled in New Mexico’s MMJ program – a 61% jump – marking the largest increase in patients over a single-year period since the program launched […]

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Grower could be first in New Mexico to lose medical marijuana license

The New Mexico health department is alleging that a medical marijuana grower submitted falsified audits and is taking steps to revoke the company’s license. Mother Earth Herbs denies it falsified audit reports and has requested a hearing to challenge the revocation, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported. If Mother Earth loses the challenge, it would be the […]

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19 attorneys general urge Congress to give cannabis states access to banking

A letter to 10 major Congressional leaders from 19 attorneys general asks Congress to push through legislation that would allow states with medical or recreational marijuana laws to bank as other business do. The group suggests that Congress give special attention to measures such as the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE). Congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-Colorado, introduced […]

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New Mexico hemp industry blocked again in court ruling

New Mexico’s hemp industry is on hold – again – after the state Supreme Court put the brakes on two bills setting up hemp production. The 3-2 decision doesn’t mean New Mexico’s hemp program is permanently blocked, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican. Instead, the justices ruled that two hemp bills vetoed last year […]

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New Mexico medical marijuana businesses see big spike in patient pool

New Mexico saw a 77% increase in registered medical marijuana patients in the past year, giving the state’s dispensaries a significantly larger pool from which to attract customers. New Mexico’s registered patients totaled 45,347 as of Nov. 30, a net gain of 19,650 over the previous year, according to the Las Cruces Sun-News. Here’s what you need […]

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