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Profiting from New Cannabis Laws

A cannabis leaf rests on top of a $100 dollar bill.

June 18, 2021 – The Line opinion panelists talk about upcoming cannabis legalization and potential pitfalls. Conflicts of interest have started cropping up as members of New Mexico’s citizen legislature stand to profit from the cannabis industry.  Host: Gene Grant  The Line Opinion Panel: Dede Feldman, former state senator  Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican  TJ Trout, radio host, KKOB  For…

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Lobbying During a Pandemic

Composite of illustrated coronaviruses in front of the Santa Fe Roundhouse.

January 29, 2021 – NMiF producer Matt Grubs interviews New Mexico In Depth reporter Bryan Metzger about his deep dive into the role of lobbyists in the state’s legislative process. With pandemic restrictions at the Roundhouse this year, lobbyists have found themselves on the outside of a process in which they’re often the ultimate insiders. Metzger recently…

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