New Mexico Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: Canada’s tainted MMJ, tribal grow operation & DOJ policies

Bart Schaneman  | March 3, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey, Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer

The fallout continues over pesticide-contaminated medical marijuana in Canada, a giant MJ greenhouse is planned for tribal land, and Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department will enact “reasonable policies” on cannabis.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

States with the best chance to legalize cannabis in 2017?

John Schroyer  | January 25, 2017

By John Schroyer

After a landmark year in cannabis legalization, marijuana advocates have plenty of work left. And they’re not resting on their laurels.

The Marijuana Policy Project calculates a whopping 37 legalization bills for medical or recreational marijuana are likely to be introduced in 33 states and the District of Columbia in 2017.

New Mexico MMJ Producer, Caregiver Sue State

John Schroyer  | August 19, 2016

A licensed medical marijuana producer and a caregiver in New Mexico have sued the state over the mandated 450 plant limit, arguing it’s not enough to meet medical demand.

The lawsuit, filed in Santa Fe County Court by dispensary chain Ultra Health and caregiver Nichole Sena, argues the cap is causing direct harm …