New Mexico Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: IL ups MMJ program, more CannTrust woes, NM studies legalizing adult-use cannabis & more

Illinois adds more qualifying medical cannabis conditions, CannTrust hit with second noncompliance notice for another facility, New Mexico panel studies the potential to legalize recreational marijuana in the state – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. Illinois boosts MMJ as it preps for adult use Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker took measures to […]

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New Mexico gov opposes opening medical cannabis market to nonresidents

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration is intervening to challenge a recent judge’s ruling that would boost medical marijuana sales by compelling the state to open its market to qualified nonresidents. The governor’s legal office argued in a court motion that the ruling raises significant issues, such as possibly encouraging the transport of MMJ products […]

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New Mexico governor’s commission eyeing adult-use cannabis legalization

A bipartisan group appointed by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to study legalizing recreational marijuana is moving forward with two public policy meetings this month. The group was scheduled to meet in Albuquerque Wednesday to hear from officials from the state’s current medical cannabis program and from marijuana licensing experts. A second meeting is […]

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Chart: Medical marijuana markets expanding at varying rates, with Oklahoma, Florida setting the pace

While medical marijuana is legally available in 36 states and Washington DC, the fragmented nature of the industry – each state creates its own set of rules – means each market grows at a different rate. The new quarterly release of the Marijuana Business Factbook presents updated profiles of each state market, highlighting the growth […]

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New Mexico closer to capping medical marijuana cultivation

A New Mexico hearing officer endorsed a plan to limit medical cannabis cultivation to 1,750 mature plants per grower, an effort to avert a possible market oversupply. State health department Secretary Kathyleen Kunkel will have the final say on whether to implement the plan, which some growers argue will constrain and harm the nascent market. […]

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Judge rules New Mexico must open medical cannabis market to nonresidents

In a development that could boost the medical marijuana market in New Mexico, a district court judge ordered the state to begin issuing cards to qualified MMJ patients regardless of where they live. The crux of the issue, according to NM Political Report, is a change in the state’s medical cannabis law that generically defines a […]

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New Mexico panel set to advise governor on adult-use marijuana legalization

New Mexico cannabis business stakeholders and others will provide input via a new committee for a recreational marijuana legalization measure set for introduction in the state’s Legislature in 2020. The panel, which will make legislative recommendations to the governor, comes after a bipartisan legalization bill stalled without a vote in the state Senate in March. Gov. Michelle […]

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NM health department bars out-of-state patients from buying medical marijuana

Changes to regulations governing New Mexico’s medical marijuana program have led the state’s health department to declare that patients from other states cannot buy medical cannabis there. The rule extends to out-of-state patents who are enrolled in a legal MMJ program and have registered in New Mexico. In response, one of the state’s largest cannabis companies, Ultra Health, […]

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New Mexico regulators suggest new cap on medical cannabis production

New Mexico is proposing new medical marijuana production rules that the state said are designed to shore up supplies to its MMJ program without flooding the rapidly expanding market. Here’s what you need to know: The Department of Health published a proposal Tuesday to limit medical cannabis cultivation to 1,750 mature plants per licensed producer. […]

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New Mexico adds opioid use to medical marijuana conditions list

New Mexico health officials expanded the list of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical cannabis program, including opioid-use disorder, which could potentially mean expanded sales for MMJ businesses in the state. Other qualifying conditions that were added that could also boost business in the state include: Alzheimer’s disease Autism spectrum disorder Three degenerative neurological disorders […]

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New Mexico governor signs legislation that could boost MMJ sales

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation that makes some notable changes to the state’s medical marijuana law and could boost sales for MMJ businesses, including retailers and manufactures. The state’s health department will have to draft regulations for some of the new rules, according to the New Mexico Political Report. Key changes include: Reciprocity: […]

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