Dec. 2, 2016
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Gentry Enters Medpot Debate

House GOP leader tries to influence Medical Cannabis Program plant caps

Local News A year after medical cannabis producers got the green light to triple the number of marijuana plants they can legally grow, Republican House Majority Leader Nate Gentry is urging the health department &nbs...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Growing Pains

How money flows from a nonprofit cannabis producer in Santa Fe to a for-profit Arizona company

Features New Mexico cannabis producers are required to operate as nonprofits, but the model is more of a myth than a reality.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Quick Day in Court

Former Santa Fe senator pleads not guilty to corruption charges

Local News After multiple district court judges recused themselves from another high-profile criminal case involving a New Mexico politician, former state Senator Phil Griego finally faced a judge in Santa Fe on Monday mo...

Monday, April 4, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Griego's Land Lease in Default

State Land Office demands $6,000 for stolen rocks

Local News It just hasn’t been a good week for Phil Griego. On Monday, he was charged with nine felonies.  Now, SFR has learned the land office plans to cancel his lease in San Miguel County in 30 days.

Friday, March 4, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

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
 
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Morning Word The secretary of state-elect will assume duties on Dec. 9 after interim Secretary Brad Winter opts out early. ... More

Dec. 01, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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