New Mexico’s medical cannabis industry is about to get bigger, though it’s unclear by how much.
The state’s health department has chosen 17 finalists out of 86 applicants for new MMJ producer licenses, according to The Associated Press.
There’s no word yet on how many of those 17 will actually be awarded licenses. But Retta Ward, New Mexico’s secretary of health, is expected to make a decision on the matter within the next 30 days, the AP reported.
Some of the factors that played into officials’ decision when culling the field of applicants included plans for security, production, quality assurance, sales and distribution, and agricultural experience.