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V.27 No.48 | 11/29/2018
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A Good Face for the Apocalypse

The opposition loses more support

Attitudes about cannabis continue to relax in DC, 2nd Amendment enthusiasts join the fight and Massachusetts begins collecting recreational cannabis tax revenue.
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Recreational Cannabis in N.M.

Legislation offers hope but Senate a barrier

Even if New Mexico’s next governor supports the legalization of recreational marijuana, a familiar obstacle would still stand in the way: the state Senate.
V.27 No.43 | 10/25/2018
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Bringing That Fire

Cannabis questions in Governor's race

We won't really know what the future governor will do about legalizing cannabis until we see a bill cross their desk and get signed or vetoed. Right now it's all theory. We can make some guesses, though.
V.27 No.41 | 10/11/2018
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Hemp Rules

The Department of Agriculture to hold regulations hearings

The Department of Agriculture is beginning the process of introducing hemp production to New Mexico; no, CBD didn't get legalized; 2/3 of Senate candidates support legalization; LDS supports medical cannabis.
V.27 No.30 | 7/26/2018
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Won't Somebody Please Think of the Adults?

CO adults using more cannabis

Legalization leads to fewer kids using cannabis in Colorado but more adults, and also appears to help fight crime; N.M. dispensaries warned about CBD sales; first cannabis company IPO in USA.
V.27 No.28 | 7/12/2018
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Bad News is So Hard to Find

Even the FDA is playing ball

FDA says it doesn't need a "negative monograph" for cannabis; Republican Party of Texas puts cannabis decriminalization into platform; Chuck Schumer introduces bill in US Senate to decriminalize cannabis and give control to states; Senate Appropriations Committee criticizes Jeff Sessions for blocking research.
V.27 No.24 | 6/14/2018
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Summer Sessions Watch

AG Softens in the Heat

Mr. Magoo wipes his glasses, Trump suggests he'll support the STATES Act and N.M. gubernatorial candidates are looking less likely to legalize.
V.27 No.23 | 6/7/2018
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Mainstream Appeal

Poll: New Mexicans in favor of cannabis legalization

Cannabis legalization favored by 63 percent of New Mexicans, more studies confirm cannabis curbs opioid dependence and employers are dropping the practice of drug testing applicants for cannabis.
V.27 No.21 | 5/24/2018
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Calling All Bandwagoneers

Former attorney general comments on cannabis

Former Attorney General Eric Holder winks, Ultra Health donates to UNM research fund and N.M. ranks high in drug problems.
V.27 No.19 | 5/10/2018
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Finger in the Air

Candidates flaky on legal cannabis

Every gubernatorial candidate but Apodaca seems to have trouble perusing the growing body of research and data pertaining to the positive effects cannabis has had on the states where it's legal, but the constant refrain of “need more research” means they must be missing a few studies here and there.
V.27 No.10 | 3/8/2018
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Notes From the Underground

Nobody did it for the lulls

The cannabis market in the US is exploding, but remember: even CBD extract is still illegal under federal law.
V.27 No.8 | 2/22/2018
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Resolution to Legalize Stalls in Committee

Were you holding your breath?

You can feel the envious gazes of our state's lawmakers creeping toward the coffers of Colorado and California and seeing all those dollars piling up on schools and infrastructure, but the N.M. Senate Judiciary Committee has given us another year to contemplate financial asceticism.
V.27 No.6 | 2/8/2018
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State of the States

Drug Policy Alliance Releases New Report

Vermont legislature legalizes (no ballot initiative!); report released on financial and public safety benefits for states that have legalization so far; N.M. looks for better protection from feds than the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment; study explains difficulties of chemical (rather than behavioral) tests for impairment.
V.27 No.1 | 1/4/2018
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New Patients, New Year

Cannabis legalization bill introduced in N.M. again, US Border Patrol threatens people in states where it's legal and a recent study shows that more women are turning to cannabis to deal with the discomforts of pregnancy.
V.26 No.33 | 8/17/2017
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Expect Legalization Talk in 2020

Cannabis on everyone’s mind

Prospective presidential candidate introduces bill to legalize cannabis at the federal level, Verdes Foundation begins building a farm in Corrales, NIH funds a study of cannabis usage as treatment for opioid addiction, and California town to become a "cannabis-friendly hospitality destination."