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Marijuana producer fined $142K after Santa Fe fire injures 2

Apr 15, 2021

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A medical marijuana producer in New Mexico has been fined $142,000 for worker safety violations related to a fire at a Santa Fe facility last October that seriously injured two employees.

The New Mexico Environment Department fined New MexiCann Natural Medicine on Wednesday citing six violations. Authorities say the fire started after two employees were in the midst of a cannabis extraction process.

New MexiCann, which has been licensed since 2009, closed its main facility where the fire occurred. The company has 15 days to pay the penalties or contest them. Company attorney John Day declined to comment.