New Mexico seeks to revoke license of medical cannabis producer after fire – Santa Fe New Mexican

The New Mexico Department of Health is considering revoking the license of a medical marijuana producer over an October fire that seriously injured two employees at one of its Santa Fe locations, according to a notice. 

The department suspended New Mexicann Natural Medicine’s ability to manufacture cannabis-derived products after the fire, which the notice says occurred when the two employees were engaged in a cannabis extraction process. 

The employees had lifted a large metal vessel containing a mixture of ethanol and cannabis oil from a heater plate to pour the excess ethanol into another container when one of them lost his grip, causing the ethanol mixture to spill onto the heat and catch fire, the notice says. 

The Dec. 21 notice says the department is considering revoking the license on the grounds the producer violated Medical Cannabis Program rules by not using a closed-loop system to make concentrates and
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