New Mexico Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

New Mexico requires cannabis vape products to include health warning

New Mexico regulators are requiring marijuana vape products to be labeled with a warning in the wake of the nationwide vaping health crisis. The health department isn’t banning any products at this time but wants the public to be aware that both marijuana and nicotine vape products are believed to cause health problems. Medical marijuana […]

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Week in Review: Marijuana vaporizer sales rebound, new state vape issues pop up, Californians want additional adult-use MJ stores & more

Cannabis vaporizer sales show an uptick in some key markets even as more state vape bans appear, Californians say they want to see the number of recreational marijuana stores increased, medical marijuana cultivators sue over plant limits in New Mexico – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. MJ vape sales indicate some […]

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New Mexico medical cannabis growers sue over plant limits

Three New Mexico medical cannabis cultivation companies are challenging a plant-count limit the state’s regulators put in place, saying the cap puts constraints on the supply of medical marijuana to patients. G&G Genetics, Sacred Garden and Ultra Health joined together in filing a lawsuit against the state’s health department in response to the new rules […]

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New Mexico balks at issuing medical cannabis cards to nonresidents

New Mexico health officials are refusing to issue medical marijuana identification cards to out-of-state residents, despite a recent judge’s order. Providing MMJ identification cards to nonresidents could give the state’s medical cannabis sales a shot in the arm. The Albuquerque Journal reported that the state Department of Health asked a state judge to reconsider a […]

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Cannabis industry insiders brace for potential fallout as health officials report new vaping deaths, issue warnings

U.S. health officials were once again cautioning the public to refrain from using vaping products as related respiratory illnesses and even deaths continued to be disclosed last week. As of Friday, officials linked at least five fatalities to e-cigarettes and electronic marijuana vaping devices. The outbreak has some in the cannabis industry expecting at least a […]

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Judge: New Mexico must issue medical marijuana cards to nonresidents

A district judge in New Mexico made a final ruling ordering regulators to issue medical cannabis patient cards to qualifying out-of-state residents, but the governor’s office said it will appeal. The ruling, if it stands, would inject additional sales into the market. Here’s the latest on the case: Judge Bryan Biedscheid issued his permanent ruling […]

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New Mexico limits medical cannabis growers to 1,750 plants

Regulators in New Mexico will cap licensed medical marijuana cultivators to 1,750 mature cannabis plants starting next week, a 30% drop from the 2,500 plants allowed under an expiring emergency state rule. Some cultivators such as Ultra Health, the largest MMJ operator in the state, said the plant limit will exacerbate a medical marijuana shortage […]

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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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