N.M. Medial Cannabis Program Surpasses 30,000 Patients

GIt is estimated that by the end of this fiscal year, the program will grow to 43,400 patients. This number is 2 percent of the New Mexico population. This is comparable to current Colorado and Arizona penetration rates of 2 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively.

The Medical Cannabis Program reaches all-time high patient numbers in August NEW MEXICO: The number of patients in the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program reached 30,140 this month, including 975 pending applications, according to a document released by the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Monday at a legislative meeting in Taos. NMDOH confirmed in a Read the full article…

New Mexico Cannabis Producers Pay $2.76 Million By Deadline

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NEW MEXICO:  The 35 Licensed NonProfit Producers (LNPPs) of New Mexico’s fully patient funded and self supporting Medical Cannabis Program paid $2.76 million in fees to the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Monday, according to a report released from the NMDOH. The fees were for a total of 13,800 plants, which serve the state’s Read the full article…

After Federal Raids, U.S. Tribes Cautioned About Marijuana

NEW MEXICO: Tribes across the U.S. are finding marijuana is risky business nearly a year after a Justice Department policy indicated they could grow and sell pot under the same guidelines as states. Federal raids on tribal cannabis operations in California followed by a South Dakota tribe’s move this month to burn its crop amid fears it could Read the full article…

Court Rules In Favor Of Worker In Medical Marijuana Case

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has ruled that a patient in the state’s medical marijuana program who was injured on the job must be reimbursed by an employer for the expense of marijuana used for treatment.

NEW MEXICO:  The New Mexico Court of Appeals has ruled that a patient in the state’s medical marijuana program who was injured on the job must be reimbursed by an employer for the expense of marijuana used for treatment. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the recent decision marks the third time since May 2014 Read the full article…

Judge Rules Against State In Suit Over Medical Marijuana

A judge has ruled that the Department of Health cannot require medical marijuana patients to exhaust “standard treatments” before they receive cannabis.

NEW MEXICO:  The New Mexico Department of Health may be reviewing its rules for medical marijuana patients after a judge ruled that the agency cannot require them to exhaust “standard treatments” before they receive cannabis. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that District Judge David Thomas gave the ruling late Wednesday. The suit focused on post-traumatic Read the full article…

New Mexico Department of Health Awards Medical Cannabis Software Government Contract to BioTrackTHC

I commend the New Mexico Department of Health on its comprehensive RFP process in securing the right technology and team for the state's needs," said Steven Siegel, CEO, BioTrackTHC.

NEW MEXICO: The New Mexico Department of Health’s Medical Cannabis Program has awarded BioTrackTHC™, a division of Bio-Tech Medical Software, Inc., a contract for the provision and deployment of an integrated patient and provider tracking software application. This award makes BioTrackTHC the cannabis industry’s first company with marijuana regulatory technology contracts in two states, following the Read the full article…

NM Gov Martinez Vetoes Bill To Allow Hemp Research

Martinez’s executive message said that there were inconsistencies between the bill and federal language that mentions hemp.

NEW MEXICO: There won’t be any research into the growth of hemp for industrial purposes in New Mexico anytime soon. Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed legislation that would allow the growth of hemp for industrial purposes on Friday, the final day to act on legislation. Martinez’s executive message said that there were inconsistencies between the bill and Read the full article…

The Ups And Downs Of New Mexican Cannabis

The state of New Mexico has become the one of the forerunners for marijuana legislation reform, catching the eyes of other states looking to follow in their footsteps.

NEW MEXICO:  Earlier this month, New Mexico State Senate voted to pass a historic cannabis decriminalization bill that allows for residents to carry up to an ounce of marijuana and removes the risk of jail time for up to 8 ounces. The state has become the one of the forerunners for marijuana legislation reform, catching the eyes Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Growers Sue New Mexico Over New Rules

It’s been five months since marijuana was legalized in D.C., and now there’s a public opportunity to show off, if you’ve been letting that liberty take root.

NEW MEXICO:  New rules for New Mexico‘s medical marijuana program are being challenged in court. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://goo.gl/fMea57 ) reports that a lawsuit filed by 19 growers against the state Department of Health contends the rules are arbitrary and capricious, not based in evidence and go beyond the department’s authority. The department adopted Read the full article…

New Mexico Senate Committee Passes Marijuana Legalization

I commend the New Mexico Department of Health on its comprehensive RFP process in securing the right technology and team for the state's needs," said Steven Siegel, CEO, BioTrackTHC.

NEW MEXICO:   Yesterday, for the first time in history, a legislative committee voted in favor of taxing and regulating marijuana in New Mexico.  On a vote of 5-4 New Mexico State Senator Ortiz y Pino’s (D-12-Bernalillo) Senate Joint Resolution 2 (SJR2) passed the Senate Rules Committee. SJR2 would allow for the possession and personal use Read the full article…