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The Line: Dealing with Opioid Addiction in New Mexico

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April 4, 2019 – Opioid addiction and access to quality treatment is a major concern in New Mexico, especially in its rural areas.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the state’s opioid crisis in light of recent lawsuits and newly approved treatments.

Line Panelists:
Justine Fox-Young, former NM state representative
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Giovanna Rossi, president, Collective Action Strategies; host, “The Well Woman Show” (KUNM)
Harry Van Buren, professor in the UNM Anderson School of Management

For Further Reading:

Medical panel approves opioid use disorder for cannabis, DOH expected to approve

New Mexico Weighs Marijuana Access to Counter Opioid Crisis

After past rejections, medical cannabis OK’d for opioid addicts

New Mexico’s opioid lawsuit targets drugmaker and companies that distributed drug

The Line: Access To Medical Cannabis Prevented At School

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May 4, 2018 – A clash between federal and state laws and school district rules prohibits a preschooler from receiving her seizure-preventing medical cannabis on school grounds. Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists discuss how preventing access to medical marijuana at school takes a toll on patients and their families.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

Article featured in segment:
Preschooler who needs medical cannabis can’t take it on campus – by Shelby Perea, Albuquerque Journal