V.29 No.32 | 8/6/2020
End of Days
Evangelicals oppose drug laws
The White House’s special spiritual advisor weirdly ripped into presidential hopeful Joe Biden for his anti-cannabis history; Ultra Health recently commissioned an analysis of the COVID-19 medical cannabis boom in New Mexico; a recently passed amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act could allow those in the military to use hemp products, including CBD.
V.29 No.31 | 7/30/2020
Just Say No
Dems fail to support cannabis legalization
Joe Biden is turning the Democratic Party into “Republican-lite"; a CBD company is recalling dozens of hemp products after notified of lead contamination; two cannabis producers, a cannabis manufacturer, a testing laboratory and a cannabis patient filed petitions against the New Mexico Department of Health’s new set of rules.
V.29 No.30 | 7/23/2020
Get With the Program
NORML demands legalization
NORML told our presidential candidates what’s what last week; New Mexico Top Organics-Ultra Health Inc. is suing the New Mexico Department of Health over new regulations; the House Appropriations Committee just released directives that were attached to spending legislation and included a number of cannabis provisions.
V.29 No.29 | 7/16/2020
Giving Away the Election
Biden forgets that Dems love cannabis
The one thing that the entire voting spectrum (except Biden) can agree on is cannabis legalization; a bipartisan coalition of state treasurers—including New Mexico’s Tim Eichenbergwant protections for cannabis banking; FDA reports many CBD products sold over-the-counter across the country have been mislabeled.
V.29 No.28 | 7/9/2020
Cannabis can relieve depression symptoms in minutes
Researchers say cannabis can have a positive effect on symptoms of depression within minutes of consumption; a new study is questioning whether THC is the only psychoactive cannabinoid; nonresidents who can show proof that they belong to another state’s medical cannabis program are now allowed to purchase their meds from New Mexico dispensaries.
V.29 No.27 | 7/2/2020
One Hand Washes the Other
DOJ finds no violations in antitrust cases
DOJ is letting itself off the hook in antitrust investigations of cannabis businesses; ProgressNow New Mexico accused Pat Davis of upholding racist institutions.
V.29 No.26 | 6/25/2020
Cannabis sales OK during pandemic
The writing’s on the wall, and it’s clear to everyone that New Mexico is all set to turn into Thunderdome thanks to the seemingly inevitable economic recession looming on America’s horizon. And as we’re seeing, cannabis is one of the only coronavirus-safe industry options we have left available to us.
V.29 No.14 | 4/2/2020
Don't Stand So Close To Me
Take advantage of curbside service
While the Great Quarantine of 2020 attempts to drain your bank account, threaten your livelihood, cut you off from your community and turn you into a frothing hoarder—it has yet to take away your access to cannabis. There are still some small reliefs—even during the apocalypse.
V.29 No.13 | 3/26/2020
Nowhere To Go
Social distancing and dispensaries
New Mexicans have been smart enough not to lose their minds and blow out the state's supply, but COVID-19 is still changing the way we consume cannabis and straining the industry.
V.29 No.12 | 3/19/2020
Coronavirus and Weed
Will COVID-19 affect cannabis supply?
Don't hoard pot; N.M. is asking itself for clarification on whether medical cannabis is exempt from gross receipts tax; New Mexico has one of the highest rates of dispensaries per capita in the nation.
V.29 No.11 | 3/12/2020
Talking But Saying Nothing
FDA reports on CBD progress
FDA says little in update for Congress; Banking associations from all over are urging lawmakers to advance a bill that would protect financial institutions that service cannabis businesses; Department of Health signs off on rule to allow out-of-state patients to go to any New Mexico dispensary and register as a reciprocal patient.
V.29 No.10 | 3/5/2020
A Fresh Start
New FDA commish comments on CBD
FDA is open to value of CBD; cannabis use among seniors over the age of 65 doubled between 2015 and 2018; Department of Agriculture announced it will be delaying a hemp rule that would limit who could test plants.
V.29 No.9 | 2/27/2020
Cannabis in the Roundhouse
Not quite a winning year
Department of Health is no longer required to issue medical cannabis cards; bills to legalize recreation cannabis, protect Native cannabis patients living on tribal land from federal prosecution and allow research facilities to grow or buy cannabis for research purposes were all three strangled like mad dogs.
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.7 | 2/13/2020
Show Us the Green
Reports say legalization brings profitability
Though legalization of recreational cannabis proves profitable to businesses and communities in counties that border states where the drug is still banned, relaxed cannabis laws also result in higher abnormal stock returns, improved employee productivity and increased innovation.