Pot program changes unpopular among growers

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A proposed set of new rules for New Mexico’s medical marijuana program is drawing criticism.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the state’s Health Department is scheduled to hold a public hearing Monday on the possible changes.

However, a legislative panel has asked the department to delay adopting any of them until more feedback can be obtained.

The overhaul could include lowering the number of plants a patient can grow.

Growers say the new rules would be too costly to undertake and drive up prices.

Officials say more than 11,000 patients are currently enrolled in the program.

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