Protecting medical marijuana : Pot legalization supporters say that's a priority, as well as lower prices
New Mexico's medical cannabis industry is booming.
The number of medical cannabis cardholders has grown from just over 8,000 in 2012 to 68,000 today. At the end of 2018, more than 80 dispensaries were operating around the state. The 35 licensed producers - most of whom also operate dispensaries - topped $51 million in sales in the first six months of the year.
Total medical marijuana sales for 2018 are expected to top $100 million - pumped up by a significant increase in the number o...