July 28, 2016
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Inside Track

Cabinet official denies connection between a health department insider and a new cannabis producer

Local News Last year, when medical cannabis harvest yield reports confirmed chronic shortages around the state, New Mexico Health Department Secretary Retta Ward settled on two approaches to provide safe access to thousan...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Griego Faces Criminal Charges

AG says former state senator committed fraud, tampered with records and committed other breaches of duty related to real estate deal

Local News Former state Sen. Phil Griego, who resigned from the Senate last March ahead of a hearing to expel him from the Legislature after an 18-year career, now faces criminal charges including bribery, tampering with ...

Monday, February 29, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

UPDATED: Med Pot Secrecy to End

Health secretary says new cannabis confidentiality rules go into effect next week, grower information to be revealed

Local News The state’s medical cannabis program is about to become a lot more transparent.    

Monday, February 22, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Shifty Lawyers Aren't Just for Albuquerque

'Better Call Saul' gets local

Art Features “Slippin” Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) is headed to work at Davis and Mane—a fictional law firm in Santa Fe—for the second season of Better Call Saul.

Monday, February 15, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Tear Down that Wall

Hearing officer recommends medpot program transparency

Local News A yearslong battle waged by open government advocates to shed light on the state’s Medical Cannabis Program is one step closer to being settled without a costly courtroom fight.

Friday, February 12, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Nonviolent Drug Sentence Reductions

Dozens of New Mexicans have months shaved off their sentences for federal drug crimes

Local News Even as Republican lawmakers push a series of tough new criminal sentencing bills in Santa Fe this month, federal officials, including New Mexico’s senior senator, are rethinking the mass incarceration of non...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

High Standards

Cannabis producers say new mold and bacteria testing rules are too stringent and ask court to halt implementation

Local News A group of medical cannabis producers are pushing back against strict new testing requirements they say will force them to discard up to a quarter of their medication.

Monday, February 1, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

On the Rocks

Former state Senator Phil Griego faces another investigation

Local News Like a fabled cat with nine lives, former New Mexico state Senator Phil Griego keeps landing on his feet. Less than a year after he resigned from the Legislature amid an ethics scandal, Griego is once again und...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Medical Cannabis Growers Fear Public Disclosure

Local News Medical marijuana producers say their lives will be at risk if a confidentiality provision that has shielded their names and grow facility locations from the public for the past five years is dropped.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Force of Law

Attorney General Hector Balderas says medpot privacy rules circumvent open records laws

Local News A frustrating game of hide-and-seek involving public records from the state’s medical cannabis program is one step closer to being over, but New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says the Department of ...

Monday, January 4, 2016 Peter St. Cyr
 
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Morning Word: Lawmakers Tell Governor to Consider Tax Hike

Morning Word More lawmakers, including some Republicans, are asking Gov. Susana Martinez to call a special session to deal with a $650 million revenue shortfall. ... More

July 26, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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