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New Mexico Allows More Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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This was sent to me by the Marijuana Policy Project:

New Mexico’s Department of Health has announced the approval of six new nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries, bringing the state’s total number to 17. According to the New Mexico Independent, the department is also considering a number of proposed changes to its medical marijuana program, including:

*Implementing an annual fee for nonprofit producers based on how long the nonprofit has been operating (previously proposed 7 percent fee on gross annual revenue). The fees would be $5,000 for producers licensed less than one year, $10,000 for more than one year, $20,000 for more than two years and $30,000 for more than three years.

*Eliminating the proposed open and closed application periods

*Removing size requirements from definition of mature plant and size limits from definition of seedling

*Allowing nonprofit producers to get plants, seeds and useable cannabis from other licensed nonprofit producers

There are currently more than 2,800 registered medical marijuana patients in New Mexico, more than 1,200 of whom have individual permits to grow their own medicine.

Incoming New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) has vowed to repeal the state’s medical marijuana law, widely considered one of the tightest regulated in the country. Thankfully, such an act would first have to pass through the state legislature, which has remained supportive of the program.

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  • Great news for residents of New Mexico. I hope other states in the country would follow soon

  • CHRIS MILLER

    CAN YOU PLEASE ADVISE THE LOCATION OF THE NEW DISPENSARIES. ADDITIONALLY, THERE IS A NEW BILL BEFORE THE LEGISLATURE TO REPEAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA. YOUR BLOG INDICATES THE NEW MEXICO LEGISLATURE IS IN SUPPORT TOTALLY OF NEW MEXICO MEDICAL MARIJUANA. PLEASE ADVISE?

    • Factual Phil

      Chris Miller ^ You are commenting on a blog post that is from November. There is a post from just the other day talking about what you are talking about

      http://www.theweedblog.com/new-mexico-medical-marijuana-program-under-attack/

    • Cherriestar456

      I’m trying to find the same information out and not understanding why there is not a dispensaries any where in sight or on the list kinda crazy if you get the permission to get the stuff and then can’t get it leagly! This really makes no since…

  • Javier Torres

    So. What do you think will happen if our absurd Governor gets her way? Those who benefit from Medical Cannabis will HAVE to go back to buying on the street, period. And the law-abiding, tax paying citizens caught buying “Illegally”? Arrested, humiliated, incarcerated, and now, being the not-so-proud owner of a criminal record. That is what WILL happen. We KEEP going backwards on this issue. We must be the laughing stock of the entire planet but, if you are educated if even slightly on this topic, you know that this is EXACTLY what those in power want. To keep “tabs” on their own citizens especially if they are of the wrong color, race, or creed and religion. Too late to “petition or “peacefully protest”, those days are gone. Nothing short of an all out war on our oppressors will we get results. Many will die, be injured and/or imprisoned. This is the price we as a society will have to pay as we were too lazy and un-involved when we possibly had a chance to do this otherwise.

  • I have recently moved to N New Mexico from san fran. where I have been a patient for years,

    any helpful info would be appreciated!

    • Cherriestar456

      I’m wondering if anyone has any idea on where we should go to find a place near by, if you have any information please let me know as of now it seems as if were going to have to move once again and this time to Calf. seems to be the only place to be able to do this leaglly if you know what I mean and I’m really tired of filling out all the correct information and then not being able to get any of the stuff to use after all that hard work..

  • Cherriestar456

    My husband has just recently gotten a card, and now were having a hard time in finding a producer, does anyone have any knowledge on how to go about finding one, I have looked on the net and still nothing on the card there are certin ones and they have closed up shop! If anyone can help let me know…