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New Mexico GOP calls out House Speaker for failing to disclose cannabis ties

The Republican Party of New Mexico criticized the Democratic leader of the state House of Representatives on Tuesday for not disclosing his work as an attorney for a licensed marijuana producer as the Legislature considers several cannabis-related bills.

State GOP spokesman Tucker Keene said House Speaker Brian Egolf of Santa Fe failed to mention on a state financial disclosure statement that he represented a marijuana producer in a lawsuit against the state.

Egolf says he complied with disclosure requirements by listing each state agency before which he has represented a client, and that he sees no conflict in acting on marijuana-related legislation that is not specific to his client.

“The financial disclosure is complete and accurate and there is absolutely no conflict,” he said.

Egolf represents marijuana producer Ultra Health as well as an individual marijuana patient in an ongoing lawsuit that challenges the state limit on the number of...

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