V.29 No.19 | 5/7/2020
News on the Green
Hindsight is 4/20
Governor regrets recreational fail
With stay-at-home orders, mass layoffs and declining state revenue, our economy demands a recreational cannabis bill more than ever. Might this be addressed at the upcoming special session?
V.29 No.15 | 4/9/2020
News on the Green
Recreational Marijuana under Fire during COVID-19
States’ Differing Pandemic Regulations Cause Stress for Cannabis Users
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker ordered that nonessential businesses needed to close their doors, and while liquor stores and medical marijuana dispensaries were deemed essential, recreational dispensaries didn’t make the cut.
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.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.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.28 No.49 | 12/5/2019
MORE Act Hurts Legalization Efforts
Glaring flaws in the MORE Act are making many cannabis advocates nervous; New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program held a public meeting for comments on some proposed rule changes, but had to cut it short due to snow and icy weather.
V.28 No.43 | 10/24/2019
Presidential Politics and Pot
Smoking with Donkeys and Elephants
Here’s a rundown of major 2020 presidential race candidates’ positions on marijuana legalization.
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A Conversation With Pat Davis
Chairman of the Governor’s Marijuana Legalization Work Group
After several meetings and a lengthy report to the governor, the Marijuana Legalization Working Group said they were done. That’s when Weekly Alibi asked to chat with working group chairman Pat Davis.
V.28 No.38 | 9/19/2019
Strike a Pose
Legalization Task Force Talks and Talks
Cannabis Legalization Working Group nears end of its investigation/PR campaign; first Arizona resident receives valid New Mexico medical cannabis card; DEA accused of delaying science applications; Reps call for FDA to stop going after CBD businesses.
V.28 No.29 | 7/18/2019
Get With the Program
New laws make some uncomfortable
The recent Medical Marijuana Changes bill has the Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board in an uproar and the first meeting of the governor's Cannabis Legalization Working Group went down last week.
V.28 No.28 | 7/11/2019
DEA gets sued and sued again
DAE sued over delays in cannabis research applications; Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the creation of the Cannabis Legalization Working Group; First 48 is perfect for those suffering from depression.
V.28 No.27 | 7/4/2019
Gestures and Moves
Lawmakers make weak signals
Three big pieces of legislation were introduced last week that could have a drastic effect on the marijuana industry and its consumers; New Mexico law decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of cannabis went into effect this week; Lemon OG is perfect for those suffering from depression or malaise.
V.28 No.26 | 6/27/2019
Congress blocks feds from enforcing drug laws
House votes to block DoJ from enforcing cannabis prohibition, study found CBD exposure elevates liver toxicity, and Summer Breeze would be great for someone suffering from anxiety, depression or exhaustion.
V.28 No.22 | 5/30/2019
Dems drop the ball on legalization
While our leaders sit around comparing donation receipts, their constituents suffer from crime and government overreach; UNM researchers are looking into how medical cannabis affects veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress; Diesel Dough is perfect for those suffering from depression or pain, just make sure to stay home.
V.28 No.18 | 5/2/2019
Same as the Old Boss
Biden a bad choice for cannabis advocates
Democratic presidential candidates' stances on cannabis legalization varies; Blueberry Gum relieves tension in sinuses and lowers blood pressure.