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Cannabis Decriminalization Proposed for New Mexico’s Biggest City

The change would make cannabis possession without a medical marijuana referral a citable offense in Albuquerque that can come with a $25 ticket but no jail time.

New Mexico Leaders Want to Give Opioid Patients MMJ Access

Opioid use disorder (OUD) kills 500 residents every year. But New Mexico's health secretary refuses to add it as a medical cannabis qualifying condition.

New Mexico’s New Legalization Bill Is Shockingly Good. Too Bad It Won’t Pass.

The bill is remarkably comprehensive, but don’t get your hopes up just yet—even the bill’s supporters acknowledge it’s unlikely to pass this year.

New Mexico Considers Lower Penalties for Cannabis Possession

Democratic Sen. Joseph Cervantes of Las Cruces introduced a bill that would provide a purely monetary penalty for low-level marijuana violations. The changes would free up resource for courts, prosecutors and defense attorneys.

Election 2017: Legalization Candidates and Measures Win Big

Races in Tuesday's election could have big implications for cannabis legalization—in a few states, at least.

New Mexico May Add Opioid Use Disorder as a Qualifying Condition

A new petition could add opioid use disorder as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in New Mexico, but will the Health Secretary allow it?

There’s a 3 in 5 Chance That New Mexico’s Next Governor Will Back Legalization

Things are looking up for cannabis advocates in New Mexico, as three of the five candidates in the gubernatorial race support cannabis legalization.

New Mexico Group Protests Use of ‘Pharmaceutical’ by Local Dispensary

A local anti-drug group in New Mexico is protesting the use of the word “pharmaceutical” by a cannabis dispensary in Carlsbad, NM.

State of the Leaf: Nevada Might Let You Light Up

From Arkansas to Ireland, we've got the latest cannabis legislation updates and how the changes may affect you.

State of the Leaf: House Republican Wants to Deschedule Cannabis

A House GOP wants to deschedule cannabis, California is trying to protect the industry, and Denmark residents overwhelmingly support medical marijuana.

State of the Leaf: Peruvian President Wants to Legalize MMJ

From Arkansas to Guam, stay informed on the cannabis legislation and policy news across the globe.

Cannabis Legislation 2017: We’re Tracking All Legalization Bills

Is your state considering changes to its cannabis laws? It's legislature season, and we're watching all the states in play.

New Mexico Legislature Considers Legalizing Cannabis

Democratic state lawmakers in New Mexico are redoubling efforts to legalize marijuana and tax sales for recreational use to shore up plunging state revenues and give the economy a boost.

Gary Johnson Forgives Former Cabinet Member in Cannabis Conflict

The Libertarian presidential candidate says he's happy that former Public Safety Secretary Darren White has come around and endorsed cannabis legalization.

New Mexico Extends Re-Enrollment Period for Cannabis Patients

Facing a backlog, health officials are extending the enrollment period by up to 60 days for patients who need to renew their certification.

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