New Mexico Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

New Mexico gov again pushes adult-use marijuana legalization

Legalizing recreational marijuana is one of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s legislative goals for 2020, a move she contends would be a huge economic boon for the state. After adult-use legalization stalled in New Mexico’s Legislature in 2019, Grisham, a supporter of the bipartisan effort, vowed to revive legalization this year. Grisham, a Democrat, […]

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New Mexico medical cannabis firm wins $69,000 in lawsuit settlement

Officials of events company Expo New Mexico agreed to drop a pending appeal and pay $69,600 to medical marijuana company Ultra Health as part of a lawsuit settlement. The settlement comes almost a year after a judge ruled that Expo New Mexico had violated Ultra Health’s First Amendment rights by restricting its free speech. The […]

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NM medical marijuana growers use too much water, agencies fear

Medical marijuana growers in New Mexico might be straining some local water supplies. The Peña Blanca Water and Sanitation District and Sile Mutual Domestic Water and Sewer Association wrote to state agencies and legislators saying they are concerned that medical marijuana growers are using a disproportionate amount of scarce water resources. The agencies are asking […]

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Medical marijuana

New Mexico’s medical cannabis program drew 215 patients from outside the state in November after legislative reforms did away with an in-state residency requirement.

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Medical marijuana regulations

Rhode Island’s top medical cannabis regulator, hired in 2016 to help reform a decade-old but loosely regulated program, is resigning to accept a new position in New York.

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Adult-use marijuana taxes

Glen Klinkhart was installed as interim director of the agency that regulates legal cannabis and alcohol in the state.

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Recreational marijuana legalization in New Mexico set for push

New Mexico would use proceeds from recreational marijuana to provide low-interest loans to small cannabis businesses and eliminate taxes on medical cannabis under a legalization proposal from an expert panel appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Details weren’t immediately available Wednesday, but the task force earlier had recommended licensing private businesses rather than implementing a […]

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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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