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…

Santa Fe City Council Votes To Decriminalizes Marijuana

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NEW MEXICO:  Santa Fe on Wednesday became the latest U.S. city to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, with lawmakers in the New Mexico capital voting to change local statutes rather than put the issue to a public ballot in November. The Santa Fe City Council voted five to four in favor of revising a law Read the full article…

Ballot Proposal On Marijuana Advances In Santa Fe

The city clerk in Santa Fe says activists have submitted enough valid voter signatures to force a public vote on decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana.

NEW MEXICO:  The city clerk in Santa Fe says activists have submitted enough valid voter signatures to force a public vote on decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana, if the City Council doesn’t approve it outright. ProgressNow New Mexico and the Drug Policy Alliance submitted petitions last month. Activists needed 5,763 valid signatures from registered city Read the full article…

New Mexico Woman Sues Employer Over Medical Pot

A New Mexico physician's assistant who also is a medical marijuana patient says one of the state's largest health care providers violated her rights when it fired her following a positive drug test.

NEW MEXICO:  A New Mexico physician’s assistant who also is a medical marijuana patient says one of the state’s largest health care providers violated her rights when it fired her following a positive drug test. Donna Smith is the latest medical marijuana patient to go to court to seek protections for workers who have been Read the full article…

Border Patrol Line Hazy On Medical Marijuana

People living in and around Las Cruces are affected quite a bit because every single road leading out of the state’s second largest city has a border checkpoint.

NEW MEXICO:  New Mexico’s Democratic Congressional delegation is teaming up with a state lawmaker in an appeal to the US Customs and Border Patrol to change their policy of seizing medical marijuana. The federal government has said as long as states abide by 8 specific guidelines - like not selling marijuana to minors or allowing people to Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization Plan Stalls In New Mexico

Day of Actions Include Public Hearing on Bill, Evening Event in Nearby Latham, and Powerful New Video About Patients, Doctors and the Compassionate Care Act

NEW MEXICO:  A proposal to allow New Mexico voters to decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana stalled Friday, putting the measure in doubt — for now. At a disjointed meeting, the Senate Rules Committee failed to debate the proposed constitutional amendment that would allow for the possession and personal use of marijuana for those 21 Read the full article…

Legislator Wants New Mexico To Legalize Marijuana

Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino

NEW MEXICO:  A day after Colorado opened its doors to the legalized sale of recreational marijuana, a state senator said New Mexico should consider following suit. Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, an Albuquerque Democrat, said he will introduce a constitutional amendment proposal to legalize recreational marijuana when the Legislature convenes this month. The constitutional amendment Read the full article…

In New Mexico Medical marijuana In Short Supply

Tacoma's first marijuana retailer is forced to temporarily close its doors due to shortage of product.

NEW MEXICO: Demand for medical marijuana under the state’s five-year-old program has soared, but supply of the weed for debilitating conditions has been strained to the point that New Mexico producers have turned away thousands of patients in recent months and rationed the supply to others. Those are among the findings of a newly released survey Read the full article…