More medical cannabis plants are being grown in New Mexico than ever before. But two rural water systems in Sandoval County say the crop may be depleting local water supplies, and they say they have been left powerless to stop it.

The Peña Blanca Water and Sanitation District and Sile Mutual Domestic Water and Sewer Association sent a letter last month to state agencies and legislators describing their concerns.

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Theresa Davis ~ Albuquerque Journal ~