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New Mexico Proposes Medical Marijuana Changes


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New Mexico is proposing changes to fees for medical marijuana producers in order to help fund the administration of the state's program. The New Mexico Department of Health wants to increase application fees from $100 to $1,000 and establish an annual fee equal to 7% of the grower's annual gross receipts.

What this amounts to is a tax on the non-profits (cannabis growers in NM must be not-for-profit) to the tune of 7% of gross sales. The fees would be used to make the New Mexico program self-sufficient — currently it is administered with other Health Department program funding.

The NMHD wants to regularly test growers' stocks for mold and bacteria (and other contaminants).

Another proposed change is to make the medical practitioners who prescribe marijuana to patients confidential in the state record. Many doctors have voiced concerns over conflicts with federal law and are worried about possible retaliation for their MMJ certifications for patients.

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Source: CannaCentral.com
Author: Aaron Turpen
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These money grubbers are going to get there money no matter what aren't they. The only good thing about this is the more the states use the money they more they will need it to stick around and fund their bullshit. So in the long run once these types of taxes and checks are imposed and we have successfully created a real legal market the states will not be so quick to give up on the Cannabis market because they're addicted to the money and they are junkies to the fullest extent. I truly don't think they know how much this could do for the country if it was legal the jobs that are all related. Some one obviously knows something is coming any one noticed the raw fertilizer prices have gone up a lot. Companies patenting cannabis strains and compounds what happens if your caught growing a patented strain later on or is it for mass marketing??? Strange happenings in the world for sure lately.
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