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New Mexico Court Rules Governor’s Veto of Hemp Bills is Unconstitutional, Laws Can Take Effect

Justices on the New Mexico Supreme Court have upheld a lower court’s decision that strikes down Governor Susana Martinez’s veto of two industrial hemp bills. Governor Martinez’s vetoes of House Bill 144 and Senate Bill 6 is unconstitutional, the justices ruled, meaning the two measures can officially become law. The proposals permit the Department of Agriculture to issue licenses …

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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 Governor Vetoes Hemp Research Bill with No Explanation

A bill to legalize hemp research, which easily passed the New Mexico Legislature, was vetoed by Governor Susana Martinez (R). The governor gave no explanation to why she vetoed the measure, simply stating that she’s using her constitutional power to do so. “With the stroke of her pen, the governor just killed countless jobs and …

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Second New Mexico Committee Approves Bill to Legalize Hemp With 10 to 1 Vote

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A proposal that would fully legalize hemp in New Mexico has passed its second committee, sending it towards a vote in the full House of Representatives. House Bill 166 was filed by Representative Rick Little (R). The measure passed the House Agriculture, Water & Wildlife Committee last month. Earlier this week it also passed the …

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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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Hemp Legalization Bill Approved by New Mexico Senate

New Mexico’s full Senate voted 33 to 8 today to approve the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, a proposal to legalize the cultivation and production of hemp. The proposal, filed by Senator Cisco McSorley, would establish a regulatory system for the cultivation and production of hemp for research purposes. The proposal also includes a provision to …

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New Mexico Senate Committee Votes to Legalize Hemp

New Mexico’s Senate Conservation Committee has voted unanimously – 9 to 0 – to approve the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, a proposal to legalize the cultivation and production of industrial hemp. The committee voted to move the bill forward without recommendation. If passed into law, the measure would allocate $100,000 to New Mexico State University …

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