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.
V.27 No.10 | 3/8/2018
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
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
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
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
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."