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.
V.29 No.6 | 2/6/2020
Sic of Naysayers
Legalization bill passes first hurdle
“Cannabis Regulation Act” passed through the Senate Public Affairs Committee and despite past problems, experts still say the hemp market is set to improve drastically this year.
V.29 No.5 | 1/30/2020
UNM program educates public on cannabis
UNM psychology department to expand cannabis education; Psilocybin trademarked; Mexican lawmakers to legalize recreational cannabis.
V.29 No.4 | 1/23/2020
Cannabis Legalization Not a Sure Thing
Republicans could spoil the whole thing
A new bill to legalize recreational cannabis in New Mexico has been officially filed but may lack sufficient support in the Senate; Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima opposes legalization; DoH held a public hearing about proposed changes to the medical program.
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.