Marijuana Lawsuit Against New Mexico Department of Health Dropped
Marijuana Lawsuit Against New Mexico Department of Health Have Been Dropped
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government and a journalist have dismissed their lawsuit against the state Department of Health now releasing public records with names of licensed medical marijuana producers.
The foundation and freelance journalist Peter St. Cyr sued last July in state District Court, but the case was put on hold soon after because the state agreed to begin taking steps to remove confidentiality provisions.
St. Cyr and the foundation sued after the department denied requests invoking the state Inspection of Public Records Act for names of the licensed cannabis producers.
The department announced in January it would make the records public.
The foundation’s announcement of the dismissal quotes plaintiffs’ attorney Charles “Kip” Purcell as expressing appreciation for the department’s willingness to revamp its original confidentiality rules.