Alibi V.29 No.18 • April 30-May 6, 2020

New Mexico Finally Excelling at Something

State Receives National Recognition for COVID-19 Action Plan

The New York Times recognized New Mexico for being extremely poor compared to other states (thank you!), yet somehow overcoming the odds and flattening the curve.

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CBD on Steroids

New Clinical Trial puts CBD in the Ring against COVID-19

Stero Biotech–a CBD research and development company based in Israel–announced a partnership with Mor Research Applications and Clalit to begin a study on patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 to monitor the effectiveness of CBD paired with steroid treatment.

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Don’t Bite the Hand that Feeds You

Keep Calm and Support Local Farmers damnit

As with every other underlying problem, COVID-19 has illuminated the importance of having a resilient local food system. We’re realizing that local food supply is a necessity—and should be made a permanent part of our food shopping choices as a hedge against uncertainty.

Alibi V.29 No.17 • April 23-29, 2020

Turns Out Nerds Were Cool All Along

UNM Engineering Students Look to Fill Gap in Much Needed PPE for Healthcare Workers

ScrubHub ABQ is the brainchild of UNM Chemical and Biological Engineering professor Heather Canavan, who wanted to fill the need for Personal Protection Equipment for health care workers in Albuquerque and employ out-of-work students.

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Where Did the Dough Go?

Publicly Traded Companies Receive Big Cut of SBA Federal Relief Package

The highly anticipated $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding has gone largely to profitable large-scale companies and not the small business owners in emergent need.

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420 All Month Long!

Keep the Party Alive with Dispensary Specials and Livestream Events

In true Roaring 20s fashion, cannabis users are ready to put use to their meticulously stockpiled stash of smokables and edibles to celebrate 4/20 in the face of the government trying to control everything else around us.

Alibi V.29 No.16 • April 16-22, 2020

Love in the Time of Coronavirus

New Mexicans have been smart enough not to lose their minds and blow out the state's marijuana supply. If only the toilet paper hoarders were as conscientious as the weed smokers. But COVID-19 is still changing the way we consume cannabis.

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes, but Most of Them Need Masks

New Mexican Healthcare Workers Vulnerable Amid PPE Shortages

Your dad, the hobbyist carpenter, probably has more masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) in his garage than the hospital and essential workers trying to save us from certain doom. But you can help!

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Cannabis in the Roundhouse

Small wins, big losses in the 2020 session

Most of the cannabis bills that were considered during this year's legislative session faced an almost completely disengaged media audience, overshadowed as they were by the almost nervous excitement surrounding the doomed recreational marijuana legalization bill. That's probably why most of them failed to lift off the ground.

Spring Fruit

The groundhog may have missed his shadow this year, but self-quarantines and state emergencies have thrown a kink in our plans to celebrate an early spring. With a tense and fear-fueled winter behind us, we're turning to the healing powers of cannabis this spring to warm our hearts and thaw our spirits.

Tarry Wisdom

What is Rick Simpson oil?

You've talked about it. You've wondered about it. You've considered it. But you haven't been able to work up the nerve to try Rick Simpson oil (RSO)—the black tar in a syringe they keep at the far end of the dispensary counter.

Cannabis on Earth, Part One

An Ancient History Revealed

The history of cannabis on the planet earth is a simple one, really. It all starts with the cultivation of a medicinal herb whose healing properties regaled the ancients.

Hash Eaters

How cannabis helped form the legend of the Assassins

It's not too often that a mystical sect from the Middle Ages snags the attention of modern audiences, but when you're group's name is said to translate to “hash eaters,” you can expect to turn a few heads.

The Big Disappoint

Why the legalization bill failed

We're knee-deep into the 21st century, and we're still getting shafted in an area that should have been fixed decades ago. Cannabis is still illegal.

COVID-19 is Torching the Bowl

Cannabis Legalization Efforts Crushed by Novel Coronavirus

2020 was supposed to be a groundbreaking year in cannabis legalization throughout the country, and now these efforts are all but torched for the foreseeable future. The novel coronavirus has swept across the nation state by state, and it has damaged legalization efforts on every level.