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.
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.48 | 11/28/2019
I Wanna Be Your Dog
Petition: Give pets access to cannabis
There's a petition to open the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program up to pets suffering from epileptic seizures; Joe Biden calls cannabis a “gateway drug”; sales for OTC sleep aids have declined in areas where recreational marijuana is readily available.
V.28 No.47 | 11/21/2019
Legislators eye recreational market
Lawmakers met in Santa Fe to discuss the economics of legalizing recreational marijuana; nonresident medical cannabis patients are a reality in New Mexico; FDA warns companies to stop making unsubstantiated medical claims about CBD products; poll found that support for marijuana legalization rose again among US voters.
V.28 No.46 | 11/14/2019
The “M” Word
Study finds no one cares
While the term “marijuana” unarguably has racist origins, those implications disappeared from the group mind generations ago.
V.28 No.45 | 11/7/2019
USDA Releases Hemp Regulations
USDA finally released regulations for hemp farming; NM DOH to hold public meeting about proposed changes to medical program; researchers studying effects of marijuana use on pregnant women; study has found that cannabis might not be very helpful with treating mental health problems.
V.28 No.44 | 10/31/2019
Ain't Enough Room In This Joint
Legalization stirs “concerns”
Safe Access New Mexico claims to crusade against legalization in order to support medical cannabis patients; partisanship may slow cannabis reform; FDA needs to finish CBD rules.
V.28 No.43 | 10/24/2019
Governor's Group Reports
Recommendations Made for Legalization
A group of politicians and cannabis industry leaders officially made their recommendations to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham vis-à-vis recreational cannabis legalization; battle over hemp is being waged on the Navajo Nation; vape panic blamed on black market cartridges.
V.28 No.42 | 10/17/2019
DOH places warning on vapes
DOH ordered cannabis producers to start labeling their THC vaping products with warnings; upcoming device will reportedly show if a driver has smoked cannabis within a three-hour window; Justice Department report concluded that legalization wasn't harmful.
V.28 No.41 | 10/10/2019
Vaping Scare Continues
DOH issues further warning
The number of vaping injury cases in the state has risen to 15; three licensed cannabis producers are suing the state of New Mexico over what they say are arbitrary plant limits; a recent paper suggests that small amounts of marijuana can increase libido and extend orgasm.
V.28 No.40 | 10/3/2019
Still At It
DOH told to issue cards to non-residents, again
A state judge has ordered the New Mexico Department of Health to issue Medical Cannabis Program cards to out-of-state patients; Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act has passed the House with bipartisan support; public awaits Cannabis Legalization Working Group's recommendations.