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

19 growers have filed a lawsuit, challenging new rules in the state's medical marijuana program.

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…

New Mexico Bill On Hemp Production Passes

A bill to legalize commercial use of hemp in New Mexico breezed through its first legislative test Tuesday.

NEW MEXICO:  A bill to legalize marijuana previously went down in flames, but a separate measure for commercial use of hemp in New Mexico breezed through its first legislative test Tuesday. The Senate Conservation Committee voted 9-0 to advance the Industrial Hemp Farming Act. Committee members voted to move the bill forward without recommendation because Read the full article…

Lawmaker: Marijuana Needs To Be Debated In New Mexico

Representatives from southern New Mexico, will be taking the case for legalization to fellow lawmakers during a meeting Tuesday in Santa Fe.

NEW MEXICO:  The conversation about whether New Mexico should join other western states in legalizing marijuana is cranking up again as state lawmakers prepare for the legislative session. Rep. Bill McCamley, a Democrat from southern New Mexico, is taking his case for legalization to fellow lawmakers during a meeting Tuesday in Santa Fe. McCamley tells Read the full article…

Marijuana And Workers’ Compensation On Industry’s Watch List

According to the National Council for Compensation Insurance (NCCI), insurers are starting to receive requests to pay for medical marijuana.

NEW MEXICO:  There are some who believe medical marijuana and the workplace are a potent mix just waiting to be stirred as increasingly more states approve the herb and its derivatives for medicinal use. Not only are states approving the use of medical marijuana at an astounding pace, but at least two state supreme courts Read the full article…

Local Governments Are Still Fighting To Get Marijuana On The November Ballot

A pair of county fights over getting marijuana on the November ballot could be resolved soon, with the state’s Supreme Court expected to weigh in any day now.

NEW MEXICO:  A pair of county fights in New Mexico over getting marijuana questions on the November ballot could be resolved soon, with the state’s Supreme Court expected to weigh in any day now. The commissioners of Sante Fe and Bernalillo counties planned to ask their residents the same question: Should they support “county, city and statewide efforts Read the full article…

Workers’ Comp Must Cover Medical Marijuana

Despite the drug's federal classification as a controlled substance, the court found that New Mexico law entitled Gregory Vialpando to reimbursement for marijuana to treat the high-intensity pain that followed failed spinal surgeries for a workplace back injury.

NEW MEXICO:  Medical marijuana a doctor recommended for an injured worker’s pain must be paid for by the workers’ employer and insurer, the New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled. Despite the drug’s federal classification as a controlled substance, the court found that New Mexico law entitled Gregory Vialpando to reimbursement for marijuana to treat the Read the full article…