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The Line: Medical and Recreational Cannabis in New Mexico

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July 19, 2019 – Marijuana is being considered on two fronts, with the public currently weighing in on proposed changes to the medical cannabis program, while Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has assigned a task force to explore a path to legalizing recreational marijuana. Gene Grant and the Line look at issue.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Inez Russell Gomez, Santa Fe New Mexican
Mary T. Torres, attorney

For Further Reading:

Soundoff On Cannabis RulesSanta Fe Reporter

How Colorado’s marijuana legalization strengthened the drug’s black marketPBS NewsHour

Medical Cannabis Costs Rise, Patient Pools Shrink With Full Legalization in California and Other StatesCannabis News Journal

The Line: Cannabis Legislation And Lawsuits


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


For Further Reading: