New Mexico’s medical marijuana dispensaries and their employees are about to feel the full weight of government transparency.
Gov. Susana Martinez has approved a policy change that will make the names of the state’s MMJ producers/dispensaries and their workers public information, according to the Albuquerque Journal. The move reverses a confidentiality clause in New Mexico’s medical marijuana law that kept those names secret.
The state previously provided a list of licensed dispensaries only to patients who received approval for medical cannabis cards, though some businesses advertise publicly.
The change is apparently in response to a lawsuit filed against the state that sought the disclosure of all the names.
There were 24 dispensaries operating in New Mexico in early 2015, according to the Marijuana Business Factbook.