V.28 No.15 | 4/11/2019
STATES bill and bipartisanship
New Mexico decriminalized possession of marijuana and a bipartisan group of lawmakers reintroduced a bill into the House and Senate that would protect the cannabis industry in states where it's been legalized. Joshua Lee finds Back to the Future perfect for those suffering from pain, inflammation or sleeplessness.
V.28 No.13 | 3/28/2019
Try, Try Again
Recreational back in 2020
Legalization in New Mexico may return in 2020, cannabis linked to psychotic episodes, Republicans block banking bill and Josh quells anxiety with Orange Blossom Special.
V.28 No.12 | 3/21/2019
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
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.9 | 2/28/2019
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.27 No.48 | 11/29/2018
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.
Courtesy NM Political Report
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.