V.29 No.13 | 3/26/2020
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
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.
V.29 No.11 | 3/12/2020
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
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
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.
V.29 No.8 | 2/20/2020
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.
V.29 No.7 | 2/13/2020
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
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
UNM program educates public on cannabis
UNM psychology department to expand cannabis education; Psilocybin trademarked; Mexican lawmakers to legalize recreational cannabis.
V.29 No.4 | 1/23/2020
Cannabis Legalization Not a Sure Thing
Republicans could spoil the whole thing
A new bill to legalize recreational cannabis in New Mexico has been officially filed but may lack sufficient support in the Senate; Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima opposes legalization; DoH held a public hearing about proposed changes to the medical program.
V.29 No.3 | 1/16/2020
EXPO New Mexico Backs Down
Settlement details released
Details have been made public about a settlement that was reached last summer between EXPO New Mexico and Ultra Health; a state senator and lawyer is asking a judge to allow medical cannabis patients under house arrests to have access to their meds; Florida state agencies are trying out a THC testing kit to distinguish "hemp" from "marijuana."
V.29 No.2 | 1/9/2020
Start Your Engines
Legalization bill to be pre-filed
Bill to legalize recreational marijuana is pre-filed; Coca-Cola denies CBD soda rumor; Major League Baseball removes marijuana prohibition; regular cannabis use can cause dangerous changes in heart.
V.29 No.1 | 1/2/2020
Trump sort of makes vague threat
Trump threatens to violate the law in order to execute the law; almost three-quarters of New Mexico voters support the legalization of recreational cannabis; Hemp producers say their first year hasn't gone well.
V.28 No.51 | 12/19/2019
Prepare For Update
Weed news in 2019
In case you've been too busy watching “The Mandalorian” to keep up, here's what you missed in marijuana news last year.
V.28 No.50 | 12/12/2019
CBD: Steaming Hot Contraband
Iowa ups the ante on selling CBD
A CBD store owner in Iowa was arrested for selling controlled substances, highlighting continuing issues with the legal status of CBD-infused health products; USDA has been pushing ahead with hemp production regulations, and a federal watchdog group says expediency is key.