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V.29 No.3 | 1/16/2020
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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
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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
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Never-Ending Apocalypse

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Tax Talk

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
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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
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Harvest Time

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
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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
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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
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Labeled

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
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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
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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.