New Mexico

Mon
31
Aug

New Mexico: Some raise concerns about out-of-state, reciprocal patients in the time of COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic the New Mexico Department of Health approved rules that put into practice a state law allowing medical cannabis patients from other states to buy, possess and use medical cannabis in New Mexico. 

The law was passed in 2019 as part of a massive statutory change for medical cannabis. That law also included a separate provision that many have argued would have allowed non-residents of New Mexico to become a New Mexico medical cannabis patient. 

But in 2020 lawmakers, backed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the DOH, passed a law that made sure that only those who were medical cannabis patients in other states already could qualify for New Mexico’s program. 

Thu
30
Jul

New Mexico medical marijuana industry booming during pandemic

The medical cannabis industry is booming in New Mexico. The industry says the effects of COVID have dramatically increased demand and they’re trying to keep up.

“What we learned was it wasn’t just a New Mexico thing, in fact, the number of transactions have doubled in New Mexico, prices have gone up and the supply is pretty much in a very dire situation, very short,” said Duke Rodriguez, President, and CEO of Ultra Health.

Thu
23
Jul

Another medical cannabis company joins in legal action against the state

A second medical cannabis company has filed a petition asking a state district judge to invalidate rules recently enacted by the New Mexico Department of Health. 

Pecos Valley Production, a medical cannabis company with dispensaries in the southern part of the state, filed a petition Monday in state district court calling for an annulment of regulatory rules that lawyers for the company called “arbitrary and capricious.”

The petition from Pecos Valley argues similar points as one filed last week, on behalf of cannabis producer and manufacturer Ultra Health. Both petitions are filed under the same case.

Thu
16
Jul

New Mexico Medicinal Cannabis Provider Sues Over New State Regulations

A New Mexico medical cannabis provider has filed a suit in state district court that seeks to invalidate regulations recently adopted by the state Department of Health. The new rules governing aspects of the department’s Medical Cannabis Program such as lab testing, facilities standards, and product labeling went into effect earlier this month.

In a filing for the lawsuit, attorneys for medical cannabis producer Ultra Health wrote that the rules are “arbitrary and capricious” and would place a significant burden on providers and medical cannabis patients, and are not based on sound science.

Tue
09
Jun

Rollout Of New Mexico Consumption Lounges May Be Affected By COVID-19

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Wed
03
Jun

Marijuana Legalization Might Bring Economic Relief in New Mexico

 

 

Marijuana legalization looks like a ray of hope for many US states that need to recover their economic losses. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on most of the industries, which impacted the economy. Currently, marijuana is the only sector that has seen robust sales due to continued demand. Earlier, Texas said that marijuana legalization could help it recover the economic losses from the crisis. Now, New Mexico feels the same.

Fri
22
May

Study: Hemp Oil Effective In Treating Chronic Neuropathic Pain (In Mice)

Researchers at the University of New Mexico say full spectrum hemp oil reduced mechanical pain sensitivity significantly for several hours in mice with chronic post-operative neuropathic pain.

Wed
29
Apr

New Mexico governor regrets not legalizing weed as pandemic slams economy

The governor of New Mexico says she’s “very sad” for not legalizing cannabis this year because tax revenues could have mitigated some of the economic damage caused by the pandemic.

During a public address last week, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was asked how New Mexico would handle the financial shortfalls created by COVID-19. While her answer focused on working out new deals with the embattled oil and gas sector, which make up a large chunk of her state’s budget, she also voiced regret that the state wouldn’t see revenues from a recreational weed market this year.

Fri
03
Apr

NM cannabis business group forgoes largest sale day of the year

For some cannabis users, this month is significant. For decades, the number 420 has been aligned with cannabis use. Even before medical cannabis was legalized in New Mexico, April 20 served as an unofficial day for cannabis users to celebrate. This year however, the whole month is 4/20. 

But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a medical cannabis industry group in New Mexico is urging patients and producers to cancel events related to the once-in-a-century occasion. 

Tue
24
Mar

Michigan is smoking more marijuana than any other state during coronavirus pandemic, survey says

Quarantine caused by the global outbreak of COVID-19 is forcing people across the world to find ways to entertain themselves.

In Michigan, people are lighting up.

According to a Twitter survey conducted by the health blog bodynutrition.org, Michigan residents are smoking marijuana more than any other state during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Analysts used trends software with direct access to geotagged twitter data to arrive at the conclusion.

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