Category Archives: New Mexico

Legislative Committee To Discuss Major Marijuana Reform Bill in New Mexico

After New Mexico’s governor predicted that legalization of cannabis is a priority for some lawmakers this year, a Democratic state senator has proposed a bill that would regulate adult use. SB 115 will be reviewed for the first time by a legislative committee on Tuesday.  The initiative would make it mandatory for recreational dispensaries to […]

Governor of New Mexico Starts Campaign to Legalize Marijuana

Calling it a potential “an economic game-changer” for the state, New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham initiated a campaign to legalize recreational marijuana.  “The legislature has the opportunity to pass the largest job-creation program in New Mexico in a decade,” Grisham said this week as she outlined her legislative priorities for the new session, as quoted […]

Cannabis Crops Could Be Straining New Mexico’s Water Supplies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More medical marijuana plants are being grown in New Mexico than ever, and the crop could be straining local water supplies. Two rural water systems in Sandoval County say the crop may be depleting local water supplies, and they say they have been left powerless to stop it, the Albuquerque Journal […]

New Mexico Could Expand Medical Marijuana Program To Include Dogs

Pot for pooches? It could happen in New Mexico, where activists are lobbying to expand the state’s medical marijuana program to cover ailing dogs.  The Associated Press is reporting that the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Advisory Board will take up a pair of petitions at its meeting next month to expand the qualifying medical conditions […]

Recreational Cannabis Could Become Legal In New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A panel of legislators delved into the uncertain market economics of legalizing recreational marijuana and thorny concerns about public health on Wednesday, in a prelude to a rapid-fire legislative session that could open the doors to recreational cannabis in New Mexico. A legalization work group assembled by Democratic Gov. Michelle […]

Taxes From Legal Pot Could Subsidize Weed For Low-Income Patients In New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal unveiled Wednesday for legal marijuana sales throughout New Mexico would use taxes to subsidize medical pot purchases for low-income patients and set aside money for police and loans to cannabis startup companies. A panel appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, published recommendations for legalization that take […]

New Mexico May Start Allowing Texas Residents Access to Medical Marijuana

A New Mexico judge has ruled that recent changes to the regulations affecting the state’s medical marijuana program mean that out of state residents will now qualify to buy cannabis at government-run dispensaries. “The [word] replacement is a clear sign of legislative intent to widen the reach of eligibility for the New Mexico medical cannabis […]