Oct. 9, 2015
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DEA Destroyed Medical Cannabis

Santa Fe dispensary had state permission to grow marijuana, but the feds took all its plants after a workplace accident

Local News When federal Drug Enforcement Agency agents visited a Santa Fe medical cannabis dispensary after an explosion last week, they seized what local police originally described as “evidence” for an investigation...

Friday, July 31, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Extraction Accident under Review

With few answers about how workers got burned at a medical cannabis facility, other producers are taking safety precautions

Local News Medical cannabis producers in New Mexico are rethinking a potentially dangerous extraction process in the wake of an explosion at a Santa Fe facility that caused serious injuries.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Explosion Burns Two Santa Fe Pot Dispensary Employees

DEA collecting evidence at NewMexiCann

Local News UPDATED: Two parallel law enforcement investigations are under way this afternoon following a fiery gas explosion that injured two employees at NewMexiCann Natural Medicine’s cannabis dispensary in Santa Fe.

Friday, July 24, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

For the Record

Secrecy still abounds in the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program

Local News When Ken Groggel, a senior state health department employee, visits any one of New Mexico’s 23 medical cannabis facilities, he has a checklist of areas to inspect.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Peter St. Cyr


Can community-based social programs help drug offenders stay out of jail and reboot their lives?

Features When Angela “Spence” Pacheco was elected First Judicial District Attorney in 2008, she never imagined that seven years later, she’d feel like a mouse running on a wheel—chasing ahead, but never really g...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Pot Applicants Kept Secret

Health Department shields public records

Local News Medical pot patients who want to know who has applied for a license to grow their medication in New Mexico may not get a chance to screen the applicants before licenses are awarded by the state.

Friday, May 22, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Rising Stars

College grads plan careers with help from a state law that allows enrollment despite immigration status

Features Tossing mortarboards into the air following graduation ceremonies is a springtime tradition. It’s often the final act for college students before they head into the world to pursue professional careers and be...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

PNM's Electricity Rate Increase Rejected

$100 million request determined to be incomplete

Local News Public Regulation Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to reject the Public Service Company’s 16 percent electricity rate increase for residents and small businesses. The final decision by the PRC fol

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Sworn to Secrecy

Want to know who’s applying to be a cannabis grower? Officials won’t tell

Local News They may be used to shuffling reams of patient paperwork, but it’s likely nothing has prepared New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program managers for the scores of new producer license applications that are due...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Did Griego Commit Perjury?

Questions raised about his financial disclosures

Local News A month after Phil Griego resigned from the New Mexico Senate in disgrace the Public Employees Retirement Association will start sending him monthly pension checks. Griego, who is being replaced b

Friday, April 17, 2015 Peter St. Cyr
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