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New Mexico: Tell Lawmakers to Override Governor’s Hemp Veto

Update: Lawmakers have introduced a third hemp research bill, House Bill 530. This bill was passed by the House on March 14 by a vote of 65 to 1, and now awaits senate action. Update: Governor Martinez has vetoed the second hemp bill on March 12th.  Governor Susana Martinez has vetoed House Bill 144, which … Continue reading »

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New Mexico: Tell Lawmakers to Override Governor’s Hemp Veto

Update: Lawmakers have introduced a third hemp research bill, House Bill 530. This bill was passed by the House on March 14 by a vote of 65 to 1, and now awaits senate action. Update: Governor Martinez has vetoed the second hemp bill on March 12th.  Governor Susana Martinez has vetoed House Bill 144, which … Continue reading »

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New Mexico: Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Gains Momentum

Update: SB 258 has passed out of two committees and awaits action by the full Senate. Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 258, to reduce penalties for the possession of up to eight ounces of cannabis. The measure eliminates criminal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis, reducing the offense to … Continue reading »

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New Mexico: Legislation Pending to Expand Medical Cannabis Program

Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 8, to amend the state’s medical cannabis program in a manner that would better serve patients’ needs. Specifically, the measure would amend patient possession limits so that qualified persons may possess up to five ounces of herbal cannabis per month, and it would mandate the Health Department to issue identification cards … Continue reading »

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New Mexico: Legislation To Be Introduced to Legalize Marijuana

State Representative Bill McCamley has announced intentions to propose legislation to regulate the cultivation and retail sale of marijuana in the state. ”It is either going to happen sooner or it is going to happen later and if it happens sooner we can realize the economic benefits now.” McCamley said. The continued criminalization of adult … Continue reading »

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New Mexico: Senate Resolution To Regulate Marijuana Tabled

Lawmakers have failed to act on legislation, Senate Joint Resolution 2, which sought to permit the personal cultivation and retail sale of marijuana.  Members of the Senate Rules Committee voted in February to pass the measure. It was then assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which failed to take further action on the measure prior … Continue reading »

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New Mexico: Lawmakers Fail To Consider Hemp Legislation

Legislation has been tabled, SB 3 and HB 148, to permit the state Department of Agriculture to license farmers to grow industrial hemp for “research and development purposes.” Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of … Continue reading »

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New Mexico: Senators Vote Down Cannabis Regulation

Members of the Senate voted down Senate Joint Resolution 5 which sought to put legalization before a public vote this November. Although 17 Senators stood in favor of the measure, 24 voted against it.  However, the vote marks the first time that such a measure has ever been debated on the floor of either chamber of … Continue reading »

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New Mexico: Senate Declines to Move Measure to Prohibit Medical Marijuana Insurance Reimbursements

After extremely compelling testimony from injured workers in earlier committees, the Senate Judiciary Committee never scheduled a hearing for House Bill 195, which sought to prohibit workers compensation insurers from reimbursing employees who qualify for medical cannabis access for injuries sustained on the job. This means that the measure, which had been narrowly approved by members … Continue reading »

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