Marijuana plant display cut from New Mexico State Fair

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One display at the New Mexico State Fair has gone to pot.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that a display that included at least one live cannabis plant was yanked from the fair Thursday.

State health officials say grower Ultra Health didn’t have the authority to display cannabis plants publicly.

Fair managers say they somehow overlooked the mention of a cannabis plant in the booth application submitted by Ultra Health.

Owner Duke Rodriguez says he included a graphic depiction in his application that showed any plants would be on view in a secure area.

Fair spokeswoman Erin Thompson says Rodriguez will get his $2,000 booth fee refunded.

State Department of Health officials are looking into whether displaying the plant publicly was a violation of law.

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