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The Line: Medical and Recreational Cannabis in New Mexico

Line Marijuana Programs

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: Opioid Use Disorder One of Six OK’d for Medical Cannabis

1250 Medical Cannabis Changes

June 14, 2019 – The state recently added six conditions to the approved-usage list for its medical marijuana initiative. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel discuss the expanded list of qualifying conditions–including opioid use disorder–for the medical cannabis program.

Line Panelists:
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Andy Lyman, reporter, New Mexico Political Report
Edmund E. Perea, attorney

For Further Reading:

NM adds opioid use disorder, other conditions to medical cannabis program – by Andy Lyman, New Mexico Political Report

Opioid addiction added to medical cannabis list – by Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal

Providers and advocates welcome cannabis as opioid treatment – by Will Costello, Santa Fe Reporter