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Top Stories of 2019: #5 and #4 | The Line

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January 3, 2020 – Gene Grant and a special all-journalist Line panel continue to count down the top stories of 2019. Part art, part science, the list is based on impact and amount of time spent discussing it throughout the year. After decades spent debating the creation of an ethics commission, New Mexico voters made it so, and lawmakers spent much of the rest of the year prescribing how the new commission will go about its business. Similarly, the year’s fourth biggest story looked forward to potentially legalizing recreational cannabis. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed a task force to explore how the state’s medical cannabis program – which she ushered into existence as health secretary – would interact with legal recreational use. The Line’s journalists look ahead to the chances of legalization making it through the Legislature in 2020.

Line Panelists:
Gwyneth Doland, adjunct professor, UNM Communication & Journalism Dept.
Andy Lyman, reporter, New Mexico Political Report
Jessica Onsurez, news director, Carlsbad Current Argus
Steve Terrell, retired reporter, Santa Fe New Mexican

For More Information:
Producers to Determine Cannabis Security SpecificsNew Mexico Political Report

Public Role Urged for Ethics CommissionThe Albuquerque Journal

The Line: Cannabis Legalization Task Force Meets

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August 23, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line panelists talk about the push in New Mexico to legalize recreational cannabis, and how such legalization might affect patients who rely on medical cannabis.

Line Panelists:
Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former state representative
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

For Further Reading:

Cannabis legalization task force aims for compromiseNM Political Report

Cannabis working group chair vows to be inclusive, transparentNM Political Report

Lessons from Legalization: As New Mexico closes in on transition to legal cannabis, patient experiences in other states offer guidanceSanta Fe Reporter