Judge: Pot dispensary can remain open after rule violation – The … – Santa Fe New Mexican


A state district judge Monday ordered the New Mexico Health Department not to impose a planned sanction against a medical cannabis dispensary for displaying a marijuana plant at the State Fair last summer, saying the proposed penalty — a five-day closure — is excessive and not supported by law.

Judge David Thomson stayed the sanction at the request of New Mexico Top Organics-Ultra Health after it filed a petition saying the penalty would cost the entity upward of $150,000 and deprive patients of access to medicine during the closure.

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