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The Line: Cannabis Legislation And Lawsuits

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February 1, 2019 – The state’s largest provider of medicinal marijuana plants announced a lawsuit this week against the New Mexico Tax and Revenue Department. At issue is one and a half million dollars Ultra Health has paid in gross receipts taxes in recent years on their plants. The company argues they should be exempt from those taxes just as prescription medicines are. The line opinion panel weighs in on the debate, plus some of the legislation circulating in Santa Fe around both legalization of cannabis and changes to the medical marijuana program.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Edmund E. Perea, attorney, public safety expert, and executive director of the Center for Law, Policy, & Public Safety, LLC
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator
Harry Van Buren, professor in the UNM Anderson School of Management

 

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The Line: Lawsuit Alleges New Mexico’s Foster Care System is “Broken”

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September 28, 2018 – A new lawsuit alleges New Mexico’s foster care system is “broken.” The potential class action suit was filed by 13 children and two nonprofits, and alleges, among other things, a lack of an appropriate number of foster parents, training and resources for those families, and inadequate medical treatment for children placed in the system. Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists dig into the specifics, debate the state’s response to the allegations and discuss possible fixes.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, Former NM Senator
Adrian Carver, Executive Director, Equality New Mexico
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, Attorney

Suggested Reading:

Advocacy Group Sue New Mexico Agencies Which Claim Foster Care Improving

Investigation Reveals Serious Abuses Within Treatment Foster Care System

CYFD Sets Up Procedure to Help Foster Kids Who Need to be Heard