March 29, 2017
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Future Payday

Uncovering cronyism in NM’s medical cannabis license awards

Local News Two New Mexico Department of Health employees secretively pledged thousands of dollars to a Santa Fe medical cannabis producer applicant that was eventually awarded a license by their own agency last year.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Meet Me at the Fair

Medical cannabis grower faces stiff punishment for educational booth at Expo New Mexico

Local News The decision to exhibit a live cannabis plant at the State Fair earned New Mexico’s top-selling medical cannabis provider a hefty punishment from the Department of Health. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Relief for MedPot Patients

Health department and law enforcement say expired cards will get grace period to account for delayed processing

Local News A break is coming for medical cannabis patients who’ve have had a hard time getting their expired program cards renewed by the New Mexico Health Department.

Friday, August 19, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Short Supply

Mother, producer sue health department over ‘arbitrary’ plant limits

Local News A top economist spent the summer collecting information about the state’s medical cannabis market and says her study proves the health department’s strict 450-plant cap is responsible for an endless shortag...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Demand, Sans Supply

A Q&A on New Mexico's medical cannabis economy

Local News Economist Kelly O’Donnell and Duke Rodriguez, president of Ultra Health, a state licensed cannabis producer, recently discussed their views on cannabis program regulations that they say could lead to a 7-ton ...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Cannabis Supply in Checkmate

Producer says low plant limit stunts job growth

Local News Close to a hundred well-paying jobs are on hold while the Medical Cannabis Program resists producer's state-wide expansion plans.

Monday, July 25, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Buyer’s Market

Booksellers sue over PED’s secrets on out-of-state purchases

Local News An independent New Mexico book publisher wants to know why the state’s Public Education Department is shunning local authors and their books in favor of out-of-state titles.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Griego Sought Secret Punishment

Legislative investigation documents were released in time for today's hearings in ex-senator's corruption case

Local News A dozen documents that have been shielded from public view by Legislative Council Services for more than a year show that former state Sen. Phil Griego’s legal team tried to negotiate a secret reprimand with ...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Health Department Under-Reports Medical Cannabis Sales

Who's growing and selling the most and where? SFR obtains financial data for the first time

Local News New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program is growing at an even more rapid pace than reported by the public health agency tasked with regulating the industry.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Silence Is Deafening

Martinez administration dodges interview requests with an army of spokespeople who do not speak

Local News There are no shortages of warm and fuzzy profiles, photo opportunities and national press stories about New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, but access to the governor and her top cabinet-level officials is nearly ...

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Peter St. Cyr
 
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