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CODE OF THE WEST


NO EASY RIDE
Santa Fe Reporter, Peter St. Cyr, July 10, 2013


BIOMED, et al., v. STATE OF NEW MEXISO
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N.M. DEPT. OF HEALTH WEBSITE
Application Forms and Materials


N.M. MEDICAL BOARD WEBSITE

NEW MEXICO MEDICAL BOARD'S
PROPOSED NEW RULES FOR REGULATION OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS

Public Hearing, Santa Fe, August 16, 2013

The New Mexico Medical Board will hold a Public Rule Hearing at 9:00 am on Friday, August 16, 2013 at the Board Office, located at 2055 S. Pacheco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505. The purpose of the Rule Hearing is to consider adopting Rule 16.10.18 NMAC, CERTIFICATIONS FOR THE USE OF MEDICAL CANNABIS.

Persons desiring to present their views on the proposed rule may appear at the Hearing in person or can submit written comments to the Board. The deadline for written comments is 5:00 pm on August 5, 2013.

Click here to see the proposed rule


CURRENT NEW MEXICO MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAM LITIGATION

PHYSICIAN LICENSING

Rubin v. Jenkusky, NM Medical Board, et al.  Case No. CIV-13-0047

RICHARD RUBIN'S COMPLAINT  vs. N.M. MEDICAL BOARD, ET AL.

MEDICAL BOARD DEFENDANTS' ANSWER TO COMPLAINT

MEDICAL BOARD'S MOTION TO DISMISS

JENKUSKY, et al., MOTION TO DISMISS


NM Medical Board v. Dr. Nicholas Nardacci

Testimony of Dr. Steven Rosenberg (Medical Board's "Expert Witness") on April 24, 2013:


Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Transcript of Testimony at Medical Board Hearing, April 23 and 24, 2013


Part 1
(April 23, 2013: State's Witnesses)
Part 2
(April 24, 2013: Dr. Rosenberg)
Part 3
(May 28, 2013: Final Matters)

APPLICANTS FOR PRODUCER LICENSING

BioMed, et al., v. State, et al., Case No. 101-CV-2011-1127

2nd AMENDED COMPLAINT

STATE'S ANSWER TO SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT

BIOMED - COURT DOCKET & ISSUES


THE PRICE OF CANNABIS

Lucas Husted, Senior Honors' Thesis, Brown U.

BRECKENRIDGE, CO.:  NEW "AMSTERDAM?"

BBC, March 15, 2013

FEDS FACE BIG DECISION ON POT

Huffington Post, January 26, 2013

BREAKING THE TABOO

a film narrated by Morgan Freeman, Dec. 6, 2012

AN END TO THE FAILED "WAR ON DRUGS"
Guardian, Nov. 16, 2012


CURRENT LITIGATION

BioMed, et al., v. State, et al., Case No. D-101-CV-2011-1127

Complaint for Due Process, Class Action, and Declaratory Relief
N, M. First Judicial District Court, filed April 1, 2011

SECOND

AMENDED COMPLAINT

STATE'S ANSWER TO SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT


NEW MEXICO MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAM

DOH SECRETARY CATHERINE TORRES RESIGNS

NEW LAWSUIT FILED BY MEDICAL GONE GREEN

Albuquerque Journal, July 9, 2012

FIGHT FESTERS OVER MEDICAL POT LAWSUIT
Santa Fe New Mexican, Phaedra Haywood, February 29, 2012

The New Mexico Department of Health sent out notification letters today to 102 applicants for State medical cannabis producer licenses.  Six of the applicants sued the State last April, contending that the DOH violated applicants' constitutional rights when it refused to review, accept, or deny the applications.  The reviews announced today and the letters sent out by the DOH were the result of an interim settlement agreement. 

According to DOH Secretary Catherine Torres, only 4 of the 102 applications met the program standards.  Of the six Plaintiffs in the lawsuit, only one was deemed acceptable.  The letters explained that none of the applicants will actually be issued licenses at this time.  As for those whose applications were rejected, they can apply again, but only after the DOH re-starts its application process sometime in the future.  Examples of the acceptance and rejection letters are here.


NEW LEGISLATIVE ACTION ON MONEY FOR DOH PROGRAM
February 5, 2012

N.M. MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM "FLOURISHING;" SEC. SAYS
KOB-TV-4, December 8, 2011

D.O.H. STAFF IN CRISIS; TORRES HEAVILY CRITICIZED
Santa Fe Reporter, Joey Peters, December 7, 2011

N.M. PROGRAM DIRECTOR ("Medical Pot Czar") ZURLO RESIGNS
Santa Fe New Mexican , Nov. 10, 2011
Zurlo's Resignation Letter

FOCUS ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN NEW MEXICO
KNME Focus on N.M., Peter St. Cyr, August 12, 2011
w/ Dominick Zurlo, Len Goodman, Cisco McSorley & Joel White

SEGMENT ON EDIBLE PRODUCTS, ETC.
Len Goodman

NEW MEXICO MEDICAL MARIJUANA GROWERS AVOID FEDERAL CRACKDOWN
VeritasNM, Peter St. Cyr, May 24, 2011


PAT ROBERTSON ENDORSES LEGALIZATION
New York Times, March 8, 2012


AZ. LOTTERY RESULTS IN LEGAL CONFUSION

(Village Voice Blogs, Aug. 8, 2012)

ARIZ. PICKS 97 MMJ NON-PROFITS AMIDST CONTROVERSY, LITIGATION THREATS

(Ariz. Daily Star, Aug. 8, 2012) (Comments)

ARIZ. AG HORNE'S "NON-BINDING" OPINION THREATENING MMJ BUSINESSES
AG Opinion No. 112-001 (R12-008): Re: Preemption of the AMMA (Prop. 203)

TAX COURT RULING THREATENS MMJ BUSINESSES:  Olive v. IRS (August 3, 2012)

COLORADO DIVERSION "REPORT" RMHIDTA-ISG "Report" (full of acronyms; is this real?)


WEED WARS

Say it Ain't So, Steve DeAngelo
Steve Bloom, Celebstoner, December 22, 2011

Weed Wars Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4


 


FEDERAL WARNING ENDS  COUNTY TRUCE WITH POT GROWERS
Lisa Leff, A.P., February 25, 2012

SF MEDICAL POT CLUBS THREATENED BY FEDS
San Francisco Examiner, February 5, 2012

COLORADO CLAIMS FIRST MMJ STATE LICENSING
Los Angeles Times, October 27, 2011

OBAMA TRIES TO HACK MEDICAL MARIJUANA OFF AT THE KNEES
Village Voice Blogs, Ray Stern, October 21, 2011

REPUBLIC OF CANNABIS - PART 1 - Feds threaten California Medical Pot Boom
KQED, June 20, 2011

CLEARING THE SMOKE - THE SCIENCE OF CANNABIS
PBS-Montana, February, 2011


 

WASHINGTON STATE

LEGAL MARIJUANA, BUT DON'T DRIVE WHILE HIGH

NPR's Morning Edition (December 5, 2012)

AS TWO STATES LEGALIZE IT, TOMMY CHONG IS NOT NOSTALGIC

NPR's All Things Considered (December 5, 2012)

WASHINGTON INITIATIVE I-502

DEBATE ON I-502 AT SEATTLE HEMPFEST   

ALLISON HOLCOMB:  Pot Mama (Seattle Weekly, Nina Shapiro, September 26, 2012)

I-502 - CUTTING THROUGH THE CONFUSION (Seattle Weekly, Sept. 27, 2012)

MONTANA


 

Montana Caregivers Ass'n., et al., v. U.S. et al., 9th Cir. Ct. App., No. 12-35110:

9th Circuit Court

MONTANA CAREGIVERS' OPENING BRIEF (filed June 5, 2012)

CANNABIS IND. ASSOC. AMICUS BRIEF

(filed June 1, 2012)

UNITED STATES' RESPONSE BRIEF (filed August 6, 2012)

CAREGIVERS' REPLY BRIEF (filed September 13, 2012)

District Court:

Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint (August 4, 2011)

United States' Motion to Dismiss

(October 28, 2011)

Plaintiffs' Response to Motion to Dismiss

(Dec. 28, 2011)

U.S. Reply to Plaintiff's Response

(January 11, 2012)

Dist. Ct. Opinion and Order Dismissing Case (Jan. 20, 2012)


MONTANA CANNABIS - CHRIS WILLIAMS

New York Times
Huffington Post (Nov. 9, 2012)
Reddit Comments
UTube Comments

Sentencing Law & Policy Blog
and
Plead "Guilty" or Go To Prison for the Rest of Your Life
January 2, 2013

Defender Wants to Withdraw as Williams' Lawyer
Helena Independent Record; Jan. 9, 2013

A Visit With Chris Williams

PETITION TO PARDON CHRIS WILLIAMS

"FREE CHRIS WILLIAMS" FACEBOOK PAGE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONVICTS MONTANA CANNABIS' GROWER
Medical Pot Provider Convicted For Drug Trafficking

Associated Press, Matt Volz, Sept. 27, 2012

RICHARD FLOR DIES IN FEDERAL CUSTODY

San Francisco Chronicle, August 31, 2012
Helena Independent Record
Great Falls Tribune
Toke of the Town

________________________________

U. S. MEDICAL CANNABIS

MEDICAL MARIJUANA DEBATE CONTINUES TO RAGE IN U.S.

KXLY-TV-4 (U-Tube Video)

MMJ INDUSTRY SHAKEN BY FEDERAL CRACKDOWN

New York Times, November 23, 2011

DEA RAIDS WASHINGTON MMJ SHOPS (Seattle Times, Nov. 15, 2011)

 

U.S. SUPREME COURT TURNS DOWN '07 GARDEN GROVE CASE

(ASA, Dec. 7, 2011)

GARDEN GROVE DECISION (Cal. App. Nov. 28, 2007)

L.A. DISPENSARIES CLOSED BY FEDS, LANDLORDS

(NBC, October 21, 2011)

U.S. SETS CRACKDOWN ON CAL. MARIJUANA (N. Y. Times, October 7, 2011)

LANDLORDS & PROPERTY OWNERS NEW TARGETS

(California Watch, Oct. 6, 2011)

CALIFORNIA POT DISPENSARIES TARGETED

(Wall St. Journal, October 6, 2011)

DOJ NEW CALIFORNIA OFFENSIVE VS. MMJ

(AP, October 6, 2011)

IRS SAYS OAKLAND MMJ CLINIC OWES MILLIONS

(The Bay Citizen, Oct. 3, 2011)

A DIRTY LITTLE WAR

(News-Tribune, Sean Robinson, December 4, 2011)

MEDICAL MJ PATIENTS ANGERED BY FIREARMS NOTICE

(USA Today, Sept. 29, 2011)

FIREARMS DEALERS WARNED ABOUT MMJ PATIENTS

(Billings Gazette, Sept. 27)

DISPENSARY OWNER URGES MONTANA "STAND UP TO FEDS" (Toke, Sept. 22)

DC WARNS ABOUT FEDS IN FINE PRINT (Wash. Post, Martin Austermuhle, Aug. 8)

JUSTICE DEPT. SHOOTS DOWN COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION

(L.A. Times, July 2)

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: OPEN SEASON ON POT SHOPS (Reason, July 1, 2011)

FEDS WON'T GIVE ASSURANCE ON MEDICAL POT

(AP-CBS, June 30, 2011)

U.S. SAYS MEDICAL MARIJUANA GROWERS MAY BE CHARGED

(Bloomberg, June 30)

MONTANA JUDGE ISSUES INJUNCTION AGAINST HARSH LAW

(Billings Gaz., June 30)

MONTANA CAREGIVERS CHARGED BY FEDS

(Helena Ind. Record, June 24, 2011)

COLORADO OUT OF JOINT OVER POT SHOPS

(Wall St. Journal, June 23, 2011)

NJ GOV DELAYS IMPLEMENTATION OF MMJ LAW

(NJ.com, June 16, 2011)

COLORADO GOVERNOR SIGNS NEW MEDICAL POT LAW

(AP, June 3)

HOLDER SAYS FEDS WILL CLARIFY POSITION

(Providence Journal, June 3)

FEDERAL WARNINGS HIT MEDICAL POT BOOM

(NPR, May 29)

THREATS OF FED CRACKDOWN IN NEW ENGLAND

(Providence Journ., May 11)

NEW FEDERAL CRACKDOWN CONFOUNDS STATES

(N.Y. Times, May 8) FEDS ON NEW MEDICAL MJ OFFENSIVE (StopTheDrugWar, May 5)

STATES REASSESS MARIJUANA LAWS AFTER FED WARNINGS (A.P., May 3)

WHAT'S UP WITH OBAMA'S CYNICAL APPROACH

(Alternet, May 4)

OVERGROWN POT INDUSTRY MUST BE WARY OF FEDS

(Den. Post Editorial, May 1)

U.S. ATTORNEYS THREATEN MMJ STATES (Toke of the Town, April 27)

STATE-SPECIFIC THREATS

OR:  DEA Raids Medical Mj. Gardens (Or. Mail Tribune, Oct. 21, 2011)

OREGON JOINT DOJ-LEO NOTICE (June 3, 2011)

OR:  Crackdown on Marijuana Dispensaries (The Oregonian, June 3)

ARIZONA v. U.S., et al. (filed May 27)

DOJ LETTER TO MAINE LAWMAKERS (May 16, 2011)

ME:  Pot Law Draws Federal Caution (Portland Press-Herald, May 19)

WA:  New Raids in Spokane

(Stop the Drug War, May 18)

MT:  Raided Pot Providers Sue Government

(AP, by Matt Volz, May 11)

WA:  Medical Pot Dispensaries Fear Raids

(Seattle Times, May 4)

DOJ LETTER TO ARIZONA GOV. (May 2, 2011)

AZ:  Feds Warn About Opening Marijuana Dispensaries (AP, May 2)

DOJ LETTER TO RHODE ISLAND (April 29, 2011)

RI:   U.S. Attorney Threatens to Prosecute Dispensaries (April 30)

WA:  Feds Warn, Gov. Vetoes (Seattle Times, April 29)

CO:  U.S. Attorney Says MJ Growing Illegal (Westword, April 29, 2011)

OLDER STATE MEDICAL CANNABIS ARTICLES

AZ:  Pot Clubs Under Scrutiny by A.G.

 (Az Journal, July 22, 2011)

AZ:

  Pot Clubs Test Limits of Law (Ahwatukee News, July 15, 2011)

CO:  Medical Marijuana Industry Struggles
        Dispensary Owners Offer Inside Look (Colo. Springs Gazette, June 25, 2011)

OH:  Millionaire Moves MMJ Initiative for 2012 (The Plain Dealer, May 2, 2011)

AZ:  Dispensary Licensing Discussed by Panel (Arizona Republic, May)

AZ:  Regulations Restrict Dispensaries (Arizona Republic, May 1)

MT:  Gov. Will Let Harsh Bill Become Law (Seattle Times, April 29)

MT:  Legislature Approves Harsh MMJ "Reform" Bill (NBC-Montana, April 26)

CAN: Ontario Judge Rules Laws Unconstitutional (Cannabis Culture, April 13)

A Medical Pot Business is Like Any Other Except... (MSNBC, April 24)

Doing it for the Money and the Movement

(MSNBC, Al Olson, April 20)

Medical Marijuana Becoming Blockbuster Drug (MSNBC, Al Olson, March 24)

Medical Marijuana Market Booms (CNBC, D. Ratigan Show, March 24)

Pot for Medicine and Profit  (CNBC, December 7, 2010)


NEW MEXICO MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAM

Applicants Sue State State Over Licensing
KOB-TV-4, April 1, 2011

No Repeal Vote this Session
Santa Fe Reporter, March 8, 2011

Albuquerque Looks to Limit Pot Growers

KRQE-13, December 21, 2010

State Says Cities Can't Regulate Medical Marijuana    


Toke of the Town, Steve Elliott, December 20, 2010

N.M. Approves New Fees, New Plant Limit (150), & New LNPPs (8)   

Tim Korte, AP, December 17, 2010

Farmington Puts Moratorium on Medical Marijuana Producers
N.M. Independent, December 15, 2010

Former NM Gov Smoked (Medical) Weed for Three of Past Five Years

The Daily Dose, December 7, 2010

N.M. Proposing Changes in Medical Marijuana Program Rules
Sue Major Holmes, AP, December 1, 2010

NM Approves Six New Medical Marijuana Producers

 
New Mexico Independent, Marjorie Childress, Nov. 10, 2010

"By making a joke of possession and enforcement laws, Mr. Nelson has done more to demonstrate the ineffectiveness of marijuana prohibition than a hundred lobbyists or a thousand politicians could ever do."

When it Comes to Marijuana, Willie's Punishment Seems to Vaporize
N.Y. Times, April 2, 2011


Final Rules and Regulations for the N. M. Medical Cannabis Program (12/30/10)

Report and Recommendation of the DOH Hearing Officer (12/10/10)



MORE MARIJUANA ARTICLES

East Coast Marijuana (Legislative) Update

Freedom is Green, May, 2011

Talking with a Mendo Pot Grower - Seeds of Dreams and Despair

Toke of the Town, Steve Elliott, March 18, 2011

Who'll Get Sacrificed:  Pot Legalizers Look to 2012

CounterPunch, Fred Gardner, Dec. 15, 2010

Marijuana & Money -

CNBC Special Report, Dec. 8, 2010

16 Top Medical Marijuana Strains


Edible Pot Hits the Spot
New Lab Firms Cater to Medical Marijuana Industry
As Medical Marijuana Proliferates, Pot Prices Decline Nationwide

How Marijuana Got Mainstreamed  

Time Magazine, November 11, 2010

Inside Colorado's Marijuana Business

Time Magazine, November 11, 2010

As California Votes, Pot Quickly Turning Into Big Business
Washington Monthly, John Gravois, October 29, 2010

What do Marijuana and Catnip Have in Common


Michael Pollan, Alternet, October 16, 2010

The New Pot Gardener

L.A. Times, October 2, 2010

MORE MEDICAL CANNABIS ARTICLES

Medical Marijuana:  Greed is Hurting the Sick

John Wildermuth, City Watch, October 20, 2011

Stopping the Gray Market:  Federalism and California's MMJ laws

Ethan Ranis, April 25, 2011, Oberlin Honors Program paper

Survey Shows Link Between Cannabis Use & Psychiatric Hospitalizations MedWire News, April 28, 2011

Washington Sup. Ct. Hears Case of Woman Fired for Medical Pot Use
Kitsap Sun, January 18, 2011

California Marijuana Dispensaries Facing New Scrutiny
New York Times, January 8, 2011

Medical MJ Rising; Pot Prices Falling; Stoners Rejoice

HailMaryJane.com, December 13, 2010

Cannabis Rx:  Cutting through the Misinformation
Dr. Andrew Weil, Huffington Post, September 12, 2010

Medical Marijuana:  Review & Analysis of Federal & State Policies

Congressional Research Service, April 2, 2010

Misunderstanding Medical Marijuana (Burlington (VT) Free Press)


FOUR PART SERIES ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA:
(Vancouver Sun, May 25, 2011)

Part One: Civic Officials Deal With Fall-Out From Medical Grows

Part two: Users Say Medical Marijuana Provides Relief:

Part Three: Legal Limbo as Users Sue Government for Access:

Part Four: Criminals Abusing Licences:

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U. S. DEPT. OF JUSTICE
MEDICAL MARIJUANA THREATS:

REPORTS

MAINE POT LAW DRAWS FEDERAL CAUTION
May 19, 2011, Portland Journ.

NEW FED. CRACKDOWN CONFOUNDS MMJ STATES
May 8, 2011, New York Times

U.S. ATTORNEY THREATENS VERMONT DISPENSARIES
May 5, 2011, Burlington Free Pr.

OBAMA'S CYNICAL APPROACH TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA
May 4, 2011, Alternet


DOCUMENTS

DEA NEWS RELEASE
October 7, 2011

HAAG LTR (2) TO LANDLORDS
September 28, 2011

ATF FIREARMS OPEN LETTER
September 26, 2011

DOJ "GUIDANCE" MEMO
June 29, 2011

OREGON DOJ & LEO NOTICE
June 3, 2011

ARIZ. v. U.S., et al., COMPLAINT
May 27, 2011

ARIZ. GOV. WILL FILE SUIT
May 24, 2011

DOJ LTR. TO MAINE LEGISL.
May 16, 2011

DOJ LETTER TO ARIZONA GOV.
May 2, 2011

DOJ LETTER TO RHODE ISLAND
April 29, 2011

DOJ LETTER TO COLORADO AG
April 26, 2011

COLORADO AG INQUIRY
April 26, 2011

DOJ LETTER TO MONTANA LEGISLATORS
April 20, 2011

NEW JERSEY AG INQUIRY
April 19, 2011

DOJ LETTER TO WASH.  GOV.
April 14, 2011

DOJ LETTER TO HAWAII
April 12, 2011

DOJ MONTANA POST-RAIDS PRESS RELEASE
March, 2011

"HAAG" LETTER TO OAKLAND
February 1, 2011

IRS LETTERS (6) TO CONGRESS
December, 2010



OGDEN ("HOLDER") LETTER TO THE MEDICAL MJ STATES
October 19, 2009



N.M. A.G. OPINION LETTER
To D.O.H. Secretary Vigil
August 6, 2007



DEA POSITION ON MARIJUANA,
July, 2010

DEA POSITION ON MARIJUANA,
January,  2011



HORNE, et al., v CLUB 1144
Arizona Complaint, filed August 8, 2011
Injunctive Request
 

US:  Raids Put Chill Over Medical Marijuana Industry (AP, Matt Volz, April 24, 2011

MI:  DEA Raids in Detroit Reuters, April 12, 2011

MT:  Raids Stun Advocates
USA Today, Mar. 16, 2011
 


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

DOJ Speaks - Again
J. Caulkins, August 8, 2011)

Federal Misstep witn MMJ
(Editorial, October 20, 2010)


MEDICAL CANNABIS IN CALIF.- ASA Video

UNM PROF. GIVES CANNABIS HISTORY LECTURE
Daily Lobo, May 2, 2011


RUN FROM THE CURE


CANNABIS NEWS SOURCES:

ABOUT MEDICAL MARIJUANA

AMERICANS FOR SAFE ACCESS

THE DAILY SMOKER

GANJA.COM

HAIL MARYJANE

MEDIA AWARENESS PROJECT

MEDICAL MJ 411

MMJ NEWS (FOREIGN)

MEDICAL-MJ

PENCIL METHOD

STOP THE DRUG WAR

THE WEED BLOG

WEED WATCH.COM
 


Granny Storm Crow's List on Cannabis.com

Moneyblowers Strategies


MORE CANNABIS NEWS SOURCES

Cannabis Culture Magazine

CelebStoner

High Times Magazine

International Cannagraphic

La Main Verte Forums

Rosebud Magazine


Cops Bust Miami Cupcake Baker  (Miami Herald, April 29, 2011)


FAMILY FEUD: "JOINT" WINS


CANNABIS TRAINING UNIVERSITY

 


ANGEL RAICH'S WEBSITE

 


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