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Why are US officials seizing regulated cannabis in New Mexico?

A New Mexico congressman is pressing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to account for what regulated marijuana operators claim is a rash of seizures of state-legal cannabis at Customs and Border Protection checkpoints.

Six incidents of product loss totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars have been reported by licensed marijuana companies in New Mexico since February, when operators first alerted the state’s Cannabis Control Division about the situation, according to documents shared with MJBizDaily.


In addition to border crossings, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) maintains inspection stations along major highways in border states.

Between Feb. 14 and April 18, agents intercepted state-regulated marijuana products at the Alamogordo and Las Cruces stations operated by CBP, state documents show.

Products seized by CBP included

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