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.28 No.12 | 3/21/2019

Know Your Ingredients

Get Baking, Get Baked

A layman’s guide to cooking with cannabis

Thinking of making your own cannabis edibles? Learn from others' mistakes and you can avoid throwing away hundreds of dollars in ingredients.
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So It Goes

Legalization bill fails

"Compromise" legalization bill dies and Scott Gottlieb resigns from FDA leaving CBD regulatory framework unfinished. Come to the 2019 New Mexico Medical Cannabis Conference!
V.28 No.11 | 3/14/2019
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Dare We Hope?

House passes legalization bill

New Mexico House passes compromise bill to legalize cannabis, the 450-plant limit ruled arbitrary and inadequate and House also passes hemp bills to expand production and innovation.
V.28 No.10 | 3/7/2019
Banana Liquor
J. Grisham

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Thanks for All the Memories

Nostalgia, noses and Natural Rx

Mystery #1 takes Joshua Lee back in time, and Banana Liquor relieves ocular pressure and joint pain, leaving him in a dreamy, relaxed state.
V.28 No.9 | 2/28/2019
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Cannabis in the Roundhouse

Marijuana legislation in N.M.

The Roundhouse is splitting at the seams with cannabis-related Legislature this year. Count them: 13 bills are on the table relating to marijuana or hemp. Let's take a run at the most pertinent pieces of legislation.
V.28 No.8 | 2/21/2019
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Young and Restless

Verdes battles birthday blues

Shoki provides Joshua Lee with immediate relief from pains in his back and hands, along with a significant boost in mood. Then Rare Dream makes him a giggly mess without anxiety, standing on his feet too.
V.28 No.7 | 2/14/2019
Gov. Lujan Grisham
courtesy of the governor’s office

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Climate Change

Welcome to the cannabis Twilight Zone

Recreational legalization bill endangered in Senate; various governments banning CBD edibles.
V.28 No.6 | 2/7/2019
pot
J. Grisham

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Sin and Degradation

Improper storage is ruining your buds

Oxygen and light are damaging to stored cannabis. As a patient, be aware of how your dispensary stores its product. It's not rude or weird to ask for details about procedure from your budtender.
V.28 No.5 | 1/31/2019

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Call to Research

An interview with Dr. Ben Daitz

We talk with Dr. Ben Daitz, co-writer, -director and -producer of The Medicine in Marijuana about the endocannabinoid system, barriers to research and how to improve the state's medical cannabis program.
Trump-Pig

Cannabis Manual

Year of the Pig

President rants about drugs crossing the border and enumerates several of them. Marijuana isn't mentioned.
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Hemp is Legal

Here come the regulations

n December of 2018, amid the holiday bustle and shutdown threats, President Donald Trump quietly legalized hemp by signing the 2018 Farm Bill.
Nixon

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Crushing Dissent

The politics behind the Controlled Substance Act

n 1970, President Richard Nixon's tongue lolled with contentment as Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act, making a number of chemical compounds illegal. Their hands were tied. Youths all over the nation were irresponsibly using psychedelic drugs and putting themselves in harm's way. Well that's how the narrative goes, anyway.
dog weed cat

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Looking Out for Our Furry Friends

CBD for pets

CBD isn't psychoactive, so it won't make your pet high, but is it safe? Unfortunately, that question is a long way from being answered definitively. There's been little research made regarding CBD's effects on animals.
Tim McGivern at Sacred Garden

Cannabis Manual

An Interview with Tim McGivern

Sacred Garden manager knows his medicine

As the general manager of Santa Fe based medical dispensary, Sacred Garden, Tim McGivern is tasked with common management skills, but also has an acute and fascinating knowledge base at his fingertips.

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Waiting For the Train

To smoke or eat cannabis?

When you smoke or vape marijuana, THC enters the bloodstream through the lungs and moves on to bind with the body's endocannabinoid receptors. When you eat it, though, the THC gets metabolized by the liver before it hits the bloodstream, and what the liver does to it makes all the difference.