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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Chicago Suburbs Debate MMJ Regs

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As the impending September timeframe looms for medical marijuana businesses to apply for operating permits [click to continue...]

Marijuana Vending Machine Comes to Denver

A medical marijuana vending machine generating plenty of buzz in the media has made its [click to continue...]

Colorado City Awards 21 Rec Shop Licenses

The third-largest city in Colorado awarded 21 licenses for cannabis shops on Thursday, paving the [click to continue...]

$25M Infusion for Kiosk Company

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More good news on the financial front for cannabis businesses: A company that sells self-service [click to continue...]

DEA Cements Plan to Boost Cannabis Production

For four years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed the federal government to grow a [click to continue...]

Another Lawsuit Over Dispensary Licensing in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts dispensary licensing process has evoked the ire of several applicants who feel that [click to continue...]

Advocate: Paraphernalia Sales Legal Under Florida MMJ Bill

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Florida's medical marijuana ballot measure will create an overlooked business opportunity: paraphernalia sales. Currently, it’s [click to continue...]

WA Retail Stores Fight Price Gouging

Washington State recreational marijuana shops have had it with the sky-high prices licensed growers are [click to continue...]

Investors Welcome 2 New Canadian MMJ Stocks

Two Canadian cannabis cultivation companies saw their share prices soar on the first day of [click to continue...]

Colorado Rec Tax Structure Safe for Now

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Taxing recreational marijuana sales is a tricky business, as a Denver judge pointed out in [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Industry Burgeoning in WA Town

The town of Port Angeles, Washington, has experienced a marijuana boom in 2014. But the [click to continue...]

Oregon City’s Recall Election Tied to Dispensary

Just because Oregon is poised to legalize recreational marijuana in November doesn’t mean everyone in [click to continue...]

Applicant for Massachusetts MMJ Licenses ‘Befuddled’ by Ruling

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A Denver medical cannabis company says it's “befuddled” by obstacles it has encountered while trying [click to continue...]

Lawsuits Could ‘Destroy’ Rec Cannabis in Washington State

Federal versus local control over marijuana. That’s the question at the heart of two lawsuits [click to continue...]