The cannabis industry is riding a tremendous wave that rolls onward and swells upward, propelled forward by the remarkable successes of those states brave enough to start the ripple. The benefits universally reaped in legalized states are forcing even the most stubborn skeptics of legalization to reconsider their stance in the face of what has become a true force of nature.
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.
Hemp vetoes overturned, federal legalization looms
By Joshua Lee
New Mexico has enacted a law allowing for hemp research to be conducted at the state's universities and establishes a fund for hemp research, and another law which calls for the Department of Agriculture to issue licenses to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. Next US Farm Bill is expected to remove barriers to hemp production as well, removing New Mexico's economic lead.
A measure to decriminalize the possession of an ounce or less of cannabis passed by a hair, though four City Councilors still felt it's a good idea to lock people in a cage for using a substance that doesn't harm anybody.