New Mexico Medical Marijuana News:

July 18, 2014

New Mexico Abandons Some Proposed Rule Changes

New Mexico’s marijuana community has scored a minor regulatory victory. The state’s health department is abandoning plans to run criminal background checks on patients who cultivate their own cannabis, according [click to continue...]

June 12, 2014

ASA Certifies 1st Cannabis Companies Under New Program

Americans for Safe Access has begun certifying cannabis businesses as part of a new program that seeks to verify the quality and reliability of medical marijuana on the market. Two [click to continue...]

May 22, 2014

Court: Insurance Company Must Cover MMJ

A New Mexico appeals court has ruled that an automobile shop and its insurer must reimburse an employee for the costs of medical marijuana to treat pain resulting from an [click to continue...]

May 21, 2014

New Mexico Dispensary Owners Fear Proposed Regulations Will Cripple MMJ Industry

By Fred Dreier Dispensary owners in New Mexico are concerned about the future of medical marijuana in the state, fearing that proposed rule changes will create an unworkable system and [click to continue...]

May 19, 2014

New Mexico Patient Numbers Dip

New Mexico’s medical marijuana program is struggling to grow its patient base, and some believe it’s due to the challenging process of registering for an MMJ card. A spokesman for [click to continue...]

March 3, 2014

New Mexico Could Allow 12 More Cultivation Sites

New Mexico is considering a plan to boost the number of cultivation licenses significantly and raise production caps in a bid to alleviate a shortage of medical cannabis. Under a [click to continue...]

January 20, 2014

Recreational Marijuana Proposed in New Mexico

New Mexico could become the next state to consider legalizing marijuana. New Mexico State Senator Ortiz y Pino has proposed an amendment to the state constitution that would legalize marijuana [click to continue...]

November 20, 2013

New Mexico Cultivating Just 20% of MMJ Demand

Medical marijuana dispensaries in New Mexico are rationing their supply and turning away patients, as demand for the plant has surpassed supply. A recent survey of marijuana producers by the [click to continue...]

July 18, 2012

Food Stamp Applicants in 3 MMJ States No Longer Able to Deduct Medical Cannabis Costs

Low-income patients in Maine, New Mexico and Oregon will no longer be able to deduct medical marijuana expenses from their income when applying for food stamps, a change mandated by [click to continue...]

April 6, 2012

2 Presidential Candidates Back Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Lawyer Enters Congressional Race

Medical cannabis is grabbing the spotlight in the political world, with two underdog presidential candidates railing against the government’s MMJ raids in Oakland this week. Several other individuals with ties [click to continue...]

December 16, 2011

Changes at the Top: 2 State Medical Marijuana Chiefs Step Down, 1 Reassigned

Call it the MMJ management shuffle. At least three government officials overseeing state medical marijuana programs have resigned or been reassigned over the past few weeks, highlighting the industry’s overall [click to continue...]

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San Jose Considering Up to $50K in Fines on Dispensaries

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San Jose is thinking about upping fines on medical marijuana dispensaries by thousands of dollars [click to continue...]

Patient Decries High Cannabis Prices in Connecticut

At least one outspoken cancer patient in Connecticut has been brought to tears by what [click to continue...]

Dueling MMJ Ad Campaigns Hit Florida Airwaves

Absentee ballots have just started to hit Florida mailboxes, and it’s no coincidence that a [click to continue...]

4 More Retail Marijuana Stores to Open in Seattle

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The Emerald City is finally about to get its second recreational marijuana shop, while three [click to continue...]

3-D Printing Creates New Cannabusiness Opportunity

The marijuana industry has spawned a seemingly endless number of ancillary business ideas, and one [click to continue...]

Montana City’s MMJ Industry Thriving

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Montana’s once-burgeoning medical marijuana sector unraveled quickly several years ago due to legal issues, but [click to continue...]

Dozens of New Regulations on Colorado Cannabis Businesses

If you work in the marijuana industry in Colorado, brace yourself. The state’s Marijuana Enforcement [click to continue...]

Legal Hemp Harvest Underway in Kentucky

Remember that 250-pound bag of imported hemp seeds customs officials detained in Kentucky earlier this [click to continue...]

Casino Giant Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Nevada MMJ Company

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The company that runs some of the most well-known casinos in Las Vegas has filed [click to continue...]

No Bankruptcy Protection for Cannabis Companies, Judges Rule

Marijuana businesses across the country, take heed: If your venture doesn’t pan out, don’t count [click to continue...]

Attorney General Holder Questions Marijuana’s Classification

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is resigning from his post later this year, suggested [click to continue...]

Marijuana Conference Accepting Applications for Investor Pitch Event

Cannabis entrepreneurs can now submit applications to take part in an investor pitch session at [click to continue...]

Pennsylvania MMJ Bill Clears Senate, but Challenges Remain

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Though a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania won overwhelming support in the state [click to continue...]

369 MMJ Business Applications Submitted in Illinois

Illinois received 369 applications from entrepreneurs seeking licenses to open medical marijuana businesses, according to [click to continue...]