New Mexico Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: Judge tosses NM medical cannabis plant cap, Sessions fired & MA adult-use sales expected to start soon

A New Mexico judge strikes down the state’s cap on the number of plants medical marijuana producers can grow, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is fired, and a top cannabis regulator in Massachusetts says adult-use sales are expected to begin soon in the Bay State. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry […]

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Judge orders New Mexico regulators to approve two marijuana dispensaries

The New Mexico Department of Health has been ordered by a district court judge to approve two medical marijuana dispensaries owned by the state’s largest licensed nonprofit MMJ operator. New Mexico Top Organics-Ultra Health, which operates nine MMJ dispensaries statewide, already had built out the facilities in Los Lunas and Española. According to the Albuquerque […]

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Chart: Declines in wholesale prices hammer major recreational cannabis markets

Wholesale cannabis prices in recreational markets across the United States have fallen precipitously compared to last year, while prices in major medical markets are proving more resilient. According to figures provided by Cannabis Benchmarks, a Connecticut-based provider of wholesale marijuana pricing data, wholesale cannabis prices in Oregon and Washington state are down more than 50% […]

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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 Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher last week rescinded the license of Mother Earth Herbs, effective March 31, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Monday.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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