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New Mexico Governor Vetoes Bill to Expand Medical Cannabis Law

Legislation that would have expanded New Mexico’s medical cannabis program has been vetoed by Governor Susana Martinez. House Bill 527 would have added opioid use disorder as a condition that qualifies someone to become a legal medical cannabis patient, given they received a recommendation from a physician and registered with the state. In her veto …

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New Mexico House Passes Another Hemp Bill

Following the veto of two hemp bills earlier this month by New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, the state’s House of Representatives has passed yet another bill to legalize hemp research. The House passed House Bill 530 yesterday with a 65 to 1 vote. The measure, sponsored by Minority Leader Nate Gentry (R), now moves to …

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New Mexico Hemp Bill Passes Legislature, Heads to Supportive Governor

New Mexico’s House of Representatives has voted 54 to 12 to approve Senate Bill 94, the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, which has already passed the state’s Senate. It now heads to Governor Susana Martinez for consideration. If approved into law, Senate Bill 94 would legalize the cultivation of hemp for research purposes, establishing a regulatory …

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New Mexico Industrial Hemp Bill Approved by Second House Committee, Already Passed Full Senate

New Mexico’s House Judiciary Committee has voted 10 to 1 to approve the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, which would legalize the cultivation of hemp for research purposes, and pave the way for commercial hemp production once there’s a change in federal law. The proposal was approved last week with a unanimous vote by the state’s …

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Hemp Legalization Bill Unanimously Approved by New Mexico House Committee

New Mexico’s House Agriculture, Water and Wildlife Committee has unanimously passed the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, a proposal to legalize the cultivation and production of hemp for research purposes. The proposal passed the full Senate with a 33 to 8 vote earlier this month. The proposal, filed by Senator Cisco McSorley, would establish a regulatory …

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Two New Qualifying Conditions Added to New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program

Those with Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease who receive a recommendation from their physician will be authorized to possess medical cannabis legally under new rule changes approved by Governor Susana Martinez. “Friday’s announcement demonstrates the response from the Martinez administration we have been seeking for a long time,” said Emily Kaltenbach, New Mexico Director of the Drug …

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