NEWS JUNKIE POST
The New Mexico Department of Health on Friday announced changes to its medical marijuana regulations, one of which will add to the supply of legally grown marijuana by increasing the number of plants licensed producers can grow from 95 to 150.
Another change will create a permanent revenue stream to allow the program to pay for itself by increasing producer fees.
The new regulations take effect December 30, reports Phaedra Haywood at the Santa Fe New Mexican.
Under the new fees, marijuana producers who have been licensed for less than a year will pay $5,000 annually; those in business for more than a year will pay $10,000; and producers in business for three years or more will be charged an annual fee of $20,000.