Study Suggests Medicinal Benefits of THC May Outweigh Those Of CBD
Researchers at the University of New Mexico published a study that found the medicinal benefits of THC are proving more therapeutic than originally thought.Read More
Proposal Extends Options On Medical Marijuana in N.M.
Senator Introduces Bill That Would More Than Double The Amount Of Plants Medical Marijuana…Read More
Patient Story- Jason Barker, C-PTSD and Medical Marijuana
The Impact Marijuana Has Had On A C-PTSD Patient Patient Story- Jason Barker, PTSD…Read More
New Mexico Policy Makers Asking For Marijuana To Fight The Opioid Epidemic
New Mexico Has The Highest Drug Overdose Death Rate In The Nation For Majority…Read More
New Mexico Campaign Gives Vets the "Freedom to Choose"
By Joshua Espinoza | Published in Drug Policy Alliance Last week, in backyards and…Read More
Help Protect Medical Cannabis in New Mexico
Join the Don’t Take Away Our Medicine campaign in support of these seriously ill patients. Published…Read More
Regulations Covering Medical Marijuana Vary in 15 States
By Tracy Breton | Published in The Providence Journal Fifteen states plus the District of…Read More
Freshman Lawmaker in New Mexico Withdraws Medical Marijuana Repeal Bill
Published in NECN A freshman lawmaker has withdrawn a measure to repeal New Mexico’s…Read More
State: City Can't Regulate Medical Marijuana
The city says it will quickly develop zoning regulations on medical marijuana during its six-month moratorium, but the state contends the city lacks the authority to regulate.
The New Mexico Department of Health is the agency tasked with regulating medical marijuana throughout the state, department spokeswoman Deborah Busemeyer said.
“It doesn’t appear as if local municipalities have any legal authority over that system,” Busemeyer said. “The state is in charge of approving producers and we will continue to do so as needed. The moratorium I don’t think would affect our decisions.”Read More
New Mexico Makes Changes To Increase Medical Marijuana Supply
Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil also agreed to license eight additional growers. This increase is on top of the 17 producers currently operating in the state. This increase is to feed the demand of the roughly 3,000 medical marijuana patients in New Mexico.Read More
Former N.M. Gov Smoked Weed for Three of Past Five Years
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is admitting he smoked marijuana for three years–but not during a fit of adolescent rebellion, as is typical with most politicians’ confessions of this type. No, Johnson smoked weed from 2005 to 2008. And he’s probably running for president in 2012.
“But for luck, I guess, I wasn’t arrested,” the former governor told The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack. Johnson ran New Mexico from 1994 to 2002; then, in 2005, he broke many bones (including his back) in a paragliding accident. Painkillers had awful side effects, including withdrawal. So “someone” close to Johnson gave him some pot.Read More
County's First Medical Marijuana Business Clears the Air
Although medical marijuana has been legal in New Mexico since 2007, the infrastructure to support patients is only now beginning to emerge in San Juan County.
The New Mexico Department of Health earlier this month approved the county’s first medical marijuana producer and distributor. It is not known when the operation will open; the department releases distributors’ names and locations only to approved patients.
For now, most patients either grow their own marijuana or drive to dispensaries in Grants or the Albuquerque area, Sells said. But some are too sick to drive that far or don’t know how to cultivate the plant.Read More
NM Approves Six New Medical Marijuana Producers
The New Mexico Department of Health is expanding its medical cannabis program with the approval of six new nonprofits that will grow the drug for patients. That brings the total number of such producers to 17.
There are currently 2,807 medical marijuana patients, with 1,266 of those having individual permits to grow for their own personal use. In addition to the new non-profits, the Department is also considering changes to the regulations that govern the program. The next public hearing about the proposed changes will be on December 2.Read More