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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WA Attorney General: Bans OK, but Reasoning Wrong

Two counties in Washington State can prohibit cannabis businesses, just not for the reasons they [click to continue...]

Colorado to Tighten Edibles Regulations by Nov.

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Colorado's Department of Revenue has confirmed a Nov. 1 target date to require tighter regulations [click to continue...]

Chicago Solidifies Rules on Marijuana Businesses

Chicago will allow medical marijuana dispensaries in commercial and business districts - including popular tourist [click to continue...]

Connecticut Dispensaries Preparing to Open

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Medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut are about to welcome their first customers, even though the [click to continue...]

Statewide CBD Delivery, Higher Fees Possible in Florida

Updated draft rules released by Florida's Department of Health suggest that regulators may allow delivery [click to continue...]

Oregon Bank Looking to Work With Marijuana Industry

An Oregon-based financial institution has confirmed it is in talks with federal and state regulators [click to continue...]

NY Urged to Accelerate MMJ Program

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Cannabis advocates and lawmakers in New York are urging the state to accelerate implementation of [click to continue...]

Senators Ask Feds for Cannabis Guidance, Consistency

Senators from Colorado and Washington have jointly appealed to the White House and the U.S. [click to continue...]

Study: WA Rec Industry Not Creating Tourism Boom

Interest in traveling to Seattle has dipped slightly despite the start of recreational cannabis sales [click to continue...]

Rand Paul Pressuring Lawmakers to Declare Marijuana Stance

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has filed a series of marijuana-related amendments in recent days, [click to continue...]

CBD, Hemp Bill Introduced in House

A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House that would effectively legalize [click to continue...]

90% Support MMJ in Florida

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Opponents of medical marijuana legalization in Florida have ramped up publicity for their campaign in [click to continue...]

Stiff Competition for LV Dispensary Licenses

Applicants for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Las Vegas face some hefty competition. Roughly 47 [click to continue...]

New York Times Urges Marijuana Legalization

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The New York Times editorial board is calling for an end to the federal ban [click to continue...]