- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - An expo in southern New Mexico aims to help marijuana producers and lawmakers improve the state’s growing medical marijuana industry.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (https://goo.gl/Khc1LR) the use of medical marijuana will be featured at the 2016 Southern New Mexico Cannabis Expo at Hotel Encanto this weekend in Las Cruces.

Expo leaders expect to educate the public and provide consultations to patients seeking to get approval from the state through a doctor’s recommendation.

There are 23 licensed producers operating 37 dispensaries around the state.

According to the Department of Health, during the first quarter of 2016, sales tallied $9,964,932. Producers paid $768,605 in gross receipts taxes to the state.



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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, https://www.lcsun-news.com

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