New Mexico

Thu
25
Jan

When will New Mexico fully legalize Cannabis?

With Vermont just having legalized cannabis through its state legislature for the first time in the history of marijuana reform, the precedent has been set for other states without ballot initiatives to do the same.

New Mexico, however, has a system in place whereby legislators can legalize cannabis themselves, or they can vote to allow citizens to do it through a constitutional amendment.   

If New Mexico were to legalize cannabis through a constitutional amendment, the legislature would first have to approve a resolution that would go onto a ballot for consideration by the people.

This resolution for the ballot, however, requires a higher threshold of votes within the legislature than an ordinary bill.

Mon
15
Jan

New Mexico: Move to legalize Cannabis continues

One school of thought is that cannabis, or marijuana, is relatively benign and ought to be legalized, regulated and taxed to spur economic growth and end the harm caused by criminalization.

An opposing viewpoint is that it’s a dangerous drug that needs to re-main unavailable legally, with criminal punishment of those who break the law.

Wed
08
Nov

New Mexico activists are trying (again) to get medical marijuana for opioid addicts

New Mexico could become the first state to officially recognize cannabis as an effective alternative to opioid painkillers – if activists succeed in getting opioid use disorder (OUD) added to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, that is, writes Tess Allen.

It’s a tall order. Several states – including Nevada, Maine and even New Mexico itself earlier this year – have rejected bids to have opiate addiction accepted as a condition for cannabis use.

Mon
02
Oct

Legal marijuana still raising controversy in New Mexico

A state-licensed medical dispensary, Ultra Health, is waiting to hear from the federal government after the wraparound bus ads it wanted to buy in Albuquerque were rejected.

The city says advertising an illegal drug is prohibited by federal law.

Medical marijuana use is legal in New Mexico, but the city's transportation department is worried that federal transit money will be withheld if the drug is advertised on city buses.

Now, a local city council member is asking the U.S. Justice Department for clarification.

Ultra Health CEO Duke Rodriguez says bus ads or not, medical marijuana sales are booming.

Fri
22
Sep

Marijuana prevents people from doing 'hard' drugs, claims study

Cannabis might still be illegal in the UK, but new research has found that the leafy substance might not be the vilified "gateway drug" it’s widely thought to be.

In fact, in might be the key to discouraging users from progressing to "harder" drugs, such as cocaine and ecstasy, claim scientists at the University of New Mexico.

The five-year-long study involved 125 participants, all of whom were suffering from chronic pain.

83 were taking cannabis as a prescriptive pain mediator, whereas 42 chose to abstain.

Mon
18
Sep

High 5 Edibles borrows ingredients from numerous industries to produce a different kind of edibles company

High 5 Edibles uses proprietary technology, unique recipes and all organic ingredients (excluding the cannabis) to produce a variety of offerings.

Seth Oxhandler is no stranger to high-flying excitement.

The former IBM engineer has completed more than 3,000 successful sky-diving jumps, but he’s also experienced a few hard landings along the way and acquired a medical marijuana authorization along the way to treat the various injuries suffered as a daredevil.

However, when he brought home some cannabis-infused chocolate bars to show his wife, Brianna, she was appalled — not by the cannabis, but from the quality of ingredients being used in the treats. So she insisted on infusing and baking the edibles herself.

Tue
29
Aug

iAnthus Capital provides Q2 corporate update

Canada has become a hotbed for marijuana investments and we do not expect this trend to end anytime soon.

Over the last two years, more than $1.5 billion has been investment in the Canadian marijuana industry and a lot of this capital has come from United States investors. While many investors have focused on companies levered to the Canadian marijuana market, some of the Canadian firms have been investing in the United States marijuana market.

iAnthus: Expands its Portfolio of U.S. Investments

Wed
16
Aug

New Mexico: Grow Limits Don't Hurt Medical Cannabis Program, Health Chief Testifies

State Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher, testifying Tuesday in a lawsuit against her and her agency, rejected the idea that limits placed on state-licensed marijuana growers ensure that New Mexico will never have an adequate supply for its increasing number of medical cannabis patients.

The lawsuit, one of many the department has faced since being tasked with administering the Medical Cannabis Program launched in 2010, claims that restricting producers to no more than 450 plants at a time is “arbitrary and capricious.”

Tue
18
Jul

Israeli Cannabis Company Brings Smokeless Meds to New Mexico

The Israeli company Panaxia already launched a production facility in Bernalillo, now it will offer smokeless proprietary cannabinoids in New Mexico.

An Israeli company responsible for the first-ever pharmaceutical cannabis production lab in the United States has now begun selling its smokeless, precisely dosed products in New Mexico.

Together with the Albuquerque-based distributor Ultra Health, the Lod-based Panaxia Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. first launched its production facility in Bernalillo, New Mexico, in March. At the lab, Panaxia has been providing the smokeless proprietary cannabinoid dosage and treatment protocols, which are not readily available in the US, in order to produce a variety of medications for different illnesses. 

Tue
13
Jun

New Mexico's Contentious 'Pot Powwow'

A cannabis company believes the pot industry could save tribal nations from poverty. But many argue it would only make a drug problem worse.

“You going to Gathering this year?”

Most Native people have heard this question. Short for the Gathering of Nations, the “Gathering” is the largest powwow in North America—one of few pan-Indian cultural fixtures shared by nearly every indigenous group on the continent. Thousands of people from hundreds of tribal nations show up in Albuquerque each year to experience it.

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