New Mexico cannabis officials asked a district court to halt sales at a licensed marijuana shop they say has been illegally selling out-of-state marijuana and manufacturing its own products without proper permits.
The state Cannabis Control Division announced the action against Albuquerque-based Sawmill Sweet Leaf on Tuesday in a press release. The agency accused the retailer of selling California cannabis goods – a violation of both state and federal law – and also said the business was illegally manufacturing cannabis extracts.
“A key component of compliance actions is the ability to suspend licenses immediately if they pose an instant threat to the health, safety, and lives of consumers,” Linda Trujillo, the superintendent of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, said in the release. “While the licensee in question will still receive due process through a formal hearing, we can now ensure New Mexicans are protected from dangerous products or a life-threatening explosion in the interim.”
The out-of-state products allegedly sold by Sawmill Sweet Leaf had not been tested in accordance with New Mexico state law, the CCD said. Additionally, the agency found that the business had been “operating an unlicensed closed-loop extraction system” that “poses a risk of fire and/or