Ultra Health Sues New Mexico Department of Health Over New Medical Cannabis Regulations
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Ultra Health Sues New Mexico Department of Health Over New Medical Cannabis Regulations

The medical cannabis producer has asked a district judge to request that the department repeal and rewrite several of the rules.

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July 15, 2020

Ultra Health, one of New Mexico’s largest medical cannabis producers, has sued the state’s Department of Health over its new medical cannabis regulations, according to a Santa Fe New Mexican report.

The lawsuit alleges that the department “simply copied and pasted regulations from other states without considering how those out of state regulations would or could perform in the real world in New Mexico,” the news outlet reported.

Ultra Health is asking the district judge to request that the department repeal and rewrite several of the rules which it deems “arbitrary and capricious,” according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.

The company filed the lawsuit July 10 after the state published its new regulations June 23, the news outlet reported. Ultra Health’s complaints target the state’s new rules on testing and labeling requirements, hemp, and the department’s criteria for suspending and revoking producers’ licenses.