Cannabis

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.14 | 4/2/2020
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Don't Stand So Close To Me

Take advantage of curbside service

While the Great Quarantine of 2020 attempts to drain your bank account, threaten your livelihood, cut you off from your community and turn you into a frothing hoarder—it has yet to take away your access to cannabis. There are still some small reliefs—even during the apocalypse.
V.29 No.13 | 3/26/2020
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News on the Green

The National Institute on Drug Abuse is asking for guidance in establishing a standardized dose of THC, plus a UCLA researcher was awarded a grant to study if patients suffering from pain can use terpenes to reduce the amount of opioids they are using.
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Nowhere To Go

Social distancing and dispensaries

New Mexicans have been smart enough not to lose their minds and blow out the state's supply, but COVID-19 is still changing the way we consume cannabis and straining the industry.
V.29 No.12 | 3/19/2020
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Coronavirus and Weed

Will COVID-19 affect cannabis supply?

Don't hoard pot; N.M. is asking itself for clarification on whether medical cannabis is exempt from gross receipts tax; New Mexico has one of the highest rates of dispensaries per capita in the nation.

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Samantha Anne Carrillo reports on the impact COVID-19 could have on medical cannabis patients’ choice of cannabinoid delivery method and how social distancing and “shelter in place” orders are impacting cannabis-friendly residents of San Francisco and Baltimore.
V.29 No.11 | 3/12/2020
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Talking But Saying Nothing

FDA reports on CBD progress

FDA says little in update for Congress; Banking associations from all over are urging lawmakers to advance a bill that would protect financial institutions that service cannabis businesses; Department of Health signs off on rule to allow out-of-state patients to go to any New Mexico dispensary and register as a reciprocal patient.
V.29 No.10 | 3/5/2020
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A Fresh Start

New FDA commish comments on CBD

FDA is open to value of CBD; cannabis use among seniors over the age of 65 doubled between 2015 and 2018; Department of Agriculture announced it will be delaying a hemp rule that would limit who could test plants.
V.29 No.9 | 2/27/2020
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Cannabis in the Roundhouse

Not quite a winning year

Department of Health is no longer required to issue medical cannabis cards; bills to legalize recreation cannabis, protect Native cannabis patients living on tribal land from federal prosecution and allow research facilities to grow or buy cannabis for research purposes were all three strangled like mad dogs.
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Samantha Anne Carrillo reports on new research that reveals the cannabinoid CBG’s effectiveness against MRSA and coronavirus’ potential impact on cannabis commerce.
V.29 No.8 | 2/20/2020
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Forget About It

Recreational bill tabled

Senators Joseph Cervantes and Richard Martinez shoot down Cannabis Regulation Act and a patient enrolled in the Colorado medical cannabis program was arrested for marijuana possession near Farmington, N.M.
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Samantha Anne Carrillo reports on the passage of SB 139 and the NFL’s proposed changes to drug testing players for THC and resulting punitive consequences.
V.29 No.7 | 2/13/2020
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Show Us the Green

Reports say legalization brings profitability

Though legalization of recreational cannabis proves profitable to businesses and communities in counties that border states where the drug is still banned, relaxed cannabis laws also result in higher abnormal stock returns, improved employee productivity and increased innovation.
V.29 No.6 | 2/6/2020
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Sic of Naysayers

Legalization bill passes first hurdle

“Cannabis Regulation Act” passed through the Senate Public Affairs Committee and despite past problems, experts still say the hemp market is set to improve drastically this year.
V.29 No.5 | 1/30/2020
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Education Delivered

UNM program educates public on cannabis

UNM psychology department to expand cannabis education; Psilocybin trademarked; Mexican lawmakers to legalize recreational cannabis.
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Hug Your Friends

As we isolate ourselves in our individual virtual prisons, start more conflicts and spend more time hating those who don't share our opinions, at least we can all agree on one thing: Cannabis is still the best medicine for facing the constant barrage of weekly existential crises. This kind of bipartisan support is rarer than a YouTuber without clinical narcissism. Soak it up while you can.