Judge revises sanctions imposed on medical marijuana company

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A judge ruled a medical pot company will not have to close for a whole five days, as a punishment for displaying a pot plant at the State Fair. 

The New Mexico Department of Health said grower Ultra Health broke medical pot production rules by putting a seedling on display at the 2016 State Fair. 

DOH imposed sanctions on the company last year, including a $100 fine and an order to close for five days in a row.

However, District Court Judge David Thompson agreed with Ultra Health that the suspension would have an unreasonably negative impact on the business and its patients. 

He cut the five days to two days, which Ultra Health can spread over eight weeks in half-day increments. 

DOH says it plans to appeal the decision. 

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