SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A New Mexico regulatory agency hopes to avoid a possible marijuana shortage by raising the number of plants that licensed producers could produce.
The state Regulation and Licensing Department last week raised the previously planned per-grower limit of 4,500 plants to 8,000, and the Santa Fe New Mexican reports that producers also would be able to apply for incremental increases of 500 with a total cap of 10,000.
The change responds to concerns that the 4,500-plant limit would lead to a supply shortage.
New Mexico’s legalization of possession, use and growth of small amounts of recreational marijuana took effect June 29.
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