This week on New Mexico in Focus, we bring you the documentary “New Marijuana,” and include interviews with several professionals for perspectives on marijuana’s potential risks and benefits.
NMiF host Gene Grant sits down with filmmaker Chris Schueler to share some insights about how he approached the issues in the film, including how changes in marijuana over the years have created a more powerful drug, and how medical cannabis patients are using the drug to manage chronic pain. We’ll also hear the latest on management of New Mexico’s medical marijuana with journalist Peter St. Cyr.
NMiF correspondent Gwyneth Doland interviews Jessica Gelay, policy coordinator of the Drug Policy Alliance in New Mexico, and MacKenzie Allen, a retired deputy sheriff who worked in Los Angeles and Seattle. He was a training officer and an undercover narcotics detective, and is also a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, or LEAP.
MacKenzie Allen, retired deputy sheriff and member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Jessica Gelay, policy coordinator of the Drug Policy Alliance in New Mexico
Peter St. Cyr, a journalist with the Santa Fe Reporter
Chris Schueler, director of the documentary “New Marijuana”
(no Line this week)
New Mexico in Focus is involved, informed, in-depth media airing weekly on New Mexico PBS. The program debuts Friday nights at 7 p.m. on NMPBS 5.1 and appears online at www.newmexicoinfocus.org. The show rebroadcasts on NMPBS 5.1 Sundays at 7 a.m. and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Episode 1013 airs Sept. 23, 2016, at 7:00 PM
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