Cannabis, marijuana, pot, reefer, wacky tobacky: it's on the peoples' minds so it's on politicians' minds too. Economic liberals and civil rights conservatives all want it legalized, but up to now both groups have been represented by a tiny minority in Congress. Find out how that's changing.

V.29 No.29 | 7/16/2020
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Cannabis Manual

What Are You Running From?

Marijuana and exercise

While it may seem odd that a drug known to cause dizziness and coughing could actually be beneficial as part of a workout plan, many patients claim that the psychotropic effects of cannabis actually help them compete in sports and overcome physical challenges while exercising.
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Cannabis Manual

Sick of It

An interview with Alice Moon

Alice Moon was diagnosed with cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, a rare and—for some strange reason—controversial medical condition that causes victims to suffer from abdominal pain and severe vomiting. We recently spoke with Moon about her illness and how it’s perceived by the cannabis community.

Cannabis Manual

You Are What You Eat

Edibles vs. smokables

The best thing about having a medical marijuana card (other than not being thrown in a cage) is knowing how much safer it is than its pharmaceutical alternatives. But that doesn't mean you're free from danger while dosing with this little green plant, dear reader. It won't kill you, but it can definitely make you feel like you're dying.

Cannabis Manual

Coping With COVID

Dispensary operations have changed

Pandemics can be stressful. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming. Since the advent of COVID-19, dispensary sales of medicinal cannabis are way up across the state of New Mexico. Since the state gave them the essential mark, it’s been up to dispensaries to follow through with making the distribution of cannabis products compliant with Department of Health guidelines.

Cannabis Manual

Summer Fruit

You’re down in the dumps and just dropping lower by the second. It’s called the COVID-19 blues, and we’re all bound to get it sooner or later. Luckily we know which bright and tasty strains will help banish that old depression and bring out the sweet and positive people we were meant to be.

Cannabis Manual

Marked Essential

A game changer for medical cannabis

Suddenly, Medical Cannabis—a business that currently has no access to banks, insurance, commercial lending and capital markets—is marked as an “essential business” during a pandemic. That’s a game changer, coupled with the fact that consumption of Medical Cannabis in New Mexico is booming.
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Fresh Air

Cannabis and your lungs

We’re living in plague times, and everyone is suddenly super focused on their health. Cannabis smokers are especially nervous since it’s come to light that tobacco smokers who contract COVID-19 are more likely to develop more severe complications than non-tobacco smokers.
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Cannabis Manual

A Legal Green Space

Cannabis consumption areas

Consumption of cannabis has long been a social activity. Ancient nomadic tribes burned cannabis in fire pits for ceremonial purposes. Marijuana "tea pads" in the 1920s resembled opium dens or speakeasies, except that prices were very low. Fast forward to 2020 and soon we will be seeing what Cannabis Consumption Areas can offer patients in New Mexico.

Cannabis Manual

Get Thee Back

Cannabis may help slap back COVID-19

Studies and research being conducted on cannabis and its possible role in combating the deadly bronchial and lung inflammation associated with the coronavirus show the green weed just might give COVID-19 a much-needed slap in the face. That’s karmic.
V.29 No.28 | 7/9/2020
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Buck Up

Cannabis can relieve depression symptoms in minutes

Researchers say cannabis can have a positive effect on symptoms of depression within minutes of consumption; a new study is questioning whether THC is the only psychoactive cannabinoid; nonresidents who can show proof that they belong to another state’s medical cannabis program are now allowed to purchase their meds from New Mexico dispensaries.

News on the Green

Firm Studies THC Microdosing

Researchers say people can find pain relief through THC microdosing and CBD-infused mouthwash is as effective at fighting plaque as chlorhexidine-based mouthwash.
V.29 No.27 | 7/2/2020
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One Hand Washes the Other

DOJ finds no violations in antitrust cases

DOJ is letting itself off the hook in antitrust investigations of cannabis businesses; ProgressNow New Mexico accused Pat Davis of upholding racist institutions.
V.29 No.26 | 6/25/2020
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Market Value

Cannabis sales OK during pandemic

The writing’s on the wall, and it’s clear to everyone that New Mexico is all set to turn into Thunderdome thanks to the seemingly inevitable economic recession looming on America’s horizon. And as we’re seeing, cannabis is one of the only coronavirus-safe industry options we have left available to us.
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Nevada to Pardon Cannabis Prisoners

Officials in Nevada have authorized the unconditional pardon of thousands of convicted cannabis offenders; a new study says frequent cannabis use can cause semen to become infused with THC and other cannabinoids.
V.29 No.25 | 6/18/2020
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News on the Green

Study Examines Cannabis-Impaired Driving

Transportation officials in Colorado have released the findings of a study that asked cannabis users about their opinions on driving while under the influence of marijuana; NBA will reportedly not be testing players for recreational drugs for the rest of this season.