New Mexico Judge Grants Stay to Halt NMDOH Proposed Sanction

Ruling allows Ultra Health’s seven locations to remain open during year’s biggest sales week


(Santa Fe) – Santa Fe District Judge David K. Thomson granted Ultra Health a stay Monday from the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) proposed sanction for bringing Dorothy, a 3-week-old cannabis seedling, to the New Mexico State Fair on September 8, 2016.


“[The] Court finds that the Petitioner [Ultra Health] will likely prevail on the merits of their arguments that the sanction imposed is excessive and without much support in law or regulation,” Judge Thomson said in his order.


The judge ordered a motion to stay the sanction of ceasing Ultra Health’s operations for five consecutive days and that Ultra Health must still pay the proposed $100 fine.


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