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V.24 No.41 | 10/08/2015

Event Horizon

Get on the Canna-bus

Duke City Medical Cannabis Convention

By Ty Bannerman [ Thu Oct 15 2015 5:00 PM ]
Learn more about medical marijuana.
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V.24 No.38 | 9/17/2015
ABQ Meanies
Robert Maestas

Council Watch

Bully Tactics

Pot decriminalization and police retention discussed

By Carolyn Carlson
Cops approve of only their highest-paid command staff receiving $6k-$12k bonuses for not retiring, and some of those cops staged a dramatic demonstration for the issue's debate.
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Reefer Radness
Robert Maestas


Mr. Mayor, Put Down Your Pen

Bernalillo County residents should be allowed to vote on decriminalizing marijuana

By Joshua Lee
There’s a new initiative to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. But Mayor Berry has already promised to veto it.
News Monkey

Crib Notes

Special Cannabis Issue Quiz!

By August March
This week's news quiz should be easiest for New Mexican lawyers, but cultural and taxonomical experts will have a shot, too.
weed guy
Robert Maestas


Scoring Was Never Boring

Illicit herb appropriation strategies of yore

By August March
Reflections on Albuquerque’s marijuana scene, circa 1985.
smokin’ dog
Robert Maestas


Cannabis Familiaris

What to do when your pet finds your pot

By Renée Chavez
What happens when your pets find your pot?
Leaf guy
Tasha Lujan


The People in Your Neighborhood

Your friendly local dealer

By Renée Chavez
We talk to an anonymous weed dealer about the realities of his profession.
V.24 No.4 |


The Daily Word in cannabis, sex and Allen Ginsberg on psychedelic drugs

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Jan 22 2015 12:16 PM ]
The Daily Word

Scope our Cannabis Issue to spark up knowledge on New Mexico's medical marijuana policy landscape, an unlikely New Mexican MMJ patient and a recreational marijuana vacation in Pagosa Springs.

Our fourth issue of 2015 also proffers:

• The Weekly Alibi pop quiz, Crib Notes

• A review of Michael Mann's high-tech cyber-thriller Blackhat

Show Up! On Beholding and Belonging: Five gigs prove there's no place like home

• An arts feature examining Amazon's battle for publishing dominance, Storytime is Over: How Amazon is out-Goliathing the publishing industry

• A review of Kokoro Japanese Restaurant, Back from the Heart of Japan

• And much, much more! Including micro reviews of new releases by California X, Marilyn Manson and The Decemberists; Odds & Ends; venues that offer drinks while making art in Sip, Paint, Repeat; A Drinkable Feast honoring J.D. Salinger; and so on.

And don't forget to fill out our fast, easy and 100 percent anonymous Third Annual Sex Survey to inform our coverage of Albuquerque's circa 2015 lovescape.

The mutilated corpses of four dogs were discovered at the Conejo Waste Transfer Station. Animal Protection of New Mexico is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer(s).

Will you be at the 15th annual world's largest matanza this weekend?

The president of Yemen and his cabinet have resigned amid chaos.

Does the U.S. military keep body counts?

Read a lost letter about psychedelic drugs from Allen Ginsberg to the readers of the Paris Review.

V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015


Getting to Know Mary Jane

A primer on New Mexico’s medical cannabis landscape

By August March
August March takes a hard look at medical cannabis in New Mexico and the complex policy landscape it has created.


Erasing Stigma

An interview with an unlikely medical cannabis patient

By Amelia Olson
Amelia Olson sits down with Joel White, a medical cannabis patient who defies stereotypes.


The New Border Town

Pagosa Springs offers nearest legal recreational marijuana to New Mexico

By Ty Bannerman
Ty Bannerman takes a trip to the high country.
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The Daily Word in the First Amendment, cannabis and green chile

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Oct 16 2014 1:27 PM ]
The Daily Word

Democratic candidate for New Mexico Auditor Tim Keller's new attack ad uses the pop culture cachet of the A1A Car Wash from "Breaking Bad" to reference the dirt on Republican opponent Robert Aragon. Oh and the ad is narrated by "Gomie" (Steven Michael Quezada).

Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides announced that Spaceport America, located in the Jornada del Muerto desert basin, is just four test flights away from its inaugural commercial travel flight .

Tierra Blanca High Desert Ranch High Desert Youth Program owner/operator Scott Chandler, who stands accused of abuse and torture of troubled teens, has filed a defamation/libel lawsuit against Steve Cowen (the father of a youth resident/alleged victim), reporter Rene Romo, the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the New Mexico State Police.

Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden discusses efforts to combat a 10-49 (department code for "information") failure within APD and progress that he's made moving APD away from "siloing information."

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson posits that medical marijuana could be a potential treatment for ebola.

Historical teevee drama "Manhattan" was renewed for a second season by WGN America.

Former UNM student Monica Pompeo is suing the university for violating her First Amendment rights by forcing her to drop a course titled "Images of (Wo)men: From Icons to Iconoclasts." The academic conflict began when Pompeo critiqued mid-'80s lesbian romantic drama Desert Hearts by referring to lesbianism as perverse and using the word "barren" a lot.

PBS considers nuevomexicano farmers' concerns about the state green chile industry competition with out-of-state growers while coping with extreme weather's negative impact on crop yields.

Happy birthday, Oscar Wilde, Nico, Tim Robbins and Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar).

V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014
Slice Cheese Pizza

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Oct. 16, 2014

By August March
Test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news about cannabis, pizza and health care with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.38 |


The Daily Word in poverty, beisbol and cannabis

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Sep 18 2014 11:43 AM ]
The Daily Word

More nuevomexicanos live in poverty this year compared to last. And we're still the second-most impoverished state in the nation.

The Grey Lady covers the National Police Shooting Championships and surrounding protest.

The Isotopes struck a four-year deal with the Colorado Rockies.

Scope our inaugural Cannabis Issue in print or online for editorials on politics and policy and arts and economics, a N.M. MMJ primer, a cannabis timeline, a compilation of weed quotes and more.

James Gandolfini would have turned 53 years old today. We sure do miss you, boss.

V.23 No.10 |


The Daily Word in Flight 370, Flight 370 and more Flight 370

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Mar 11 2014 10:57 AM ]
The Daily Word

Rio Rancho High School newspaper offends "white girls".

New Mexico town of Bloomfield being sued over Ten Commandments monument.

Workers are preparing to go into the WIPP site and they are being very careful.

Colorado pulled down 2 million dollars in tax revenue from weed sales in January. Missouri likes the sound of that.

It's official: "Frozen" is gay.

Some alternative explanations for the disappearance of Flight 370.

Flight 370 may have changed course and remained in flight for an hour after "disappearing".

The two mystery men aboard Flight 370 were Iranian asylum seekers.

Fracking in Ohio caused a couple earthquakes.

Current Jeopardy! prodigy Arthur Chu has an unusual strategy that is pissing people off.

1969 TV show seems like a precursor to Lost. The pilot was written by Rod Serling.

Ballsy (and possibly hilarious) criminal defense attorney commercial.

President Obama was on Between Two Ferns.

Garfield without the thought bubbles.

Photo-bombing ass cracks at a Magic: The Gathering tournament.

Meat across America.

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