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Judge: New Mexico's medical pot plant limit is arbitrary


November 2, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a big win for medical marijuana producers in New Mexico, a district judge has ruled that a state-imposed limit on the number of plants they can grow as part of their licensed operations is arbitrary and not based on reliable data.

Judge David Thomson, in a ruling made public Friday, invalidated the 450-plant limit that the state Department of Health imposes on producers. The judge also set a four-month deadline for the agency to study the issue and establish a new plant limit that complies with legislative mandates that guide New Mexico's medical marijuana prog...

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