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A federal judge has sided with a medical cannabis grower in a suit claiming Expo New Mexico officials violated the firm’s First Amendment rights by issuing unreasonable restrictions on the items and images allowed in its State Fair booth.
In a 37-page order issued last week, Judge James Parker said fair officials provided a list of restrictions to Ultra Health Inc. that was subjective, arbitrary and overbroad, which ultimately led the company to pull out of the 2017 event.
If the company applies to participate in a future State Fair, the judge ruled, it can display images of cannabis it has cultivated as well as implements use to grow, manufacture and process it.
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