2017 New Mexico Cannabis Legislation Reference Guide

2017 New Mexico Cannabis Legislation Reference Guide
Updated Daily: March 6th 2017 – 5:17 am Updated
Photo Credit:GRD

*Legislation highlighted in yellow are bills that have been held up and legislators need to hear from you about getting the bills passed and signed by the Governor. Most of the bills are in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Please email and call your legislators and let your voice be heard.


March 18th 2017 – Session ends (noon)

April 7th 2017 – Legislation not acted upon by governor is pocket vetoed

– MCAB Hearing at 10 am at DoH

June 16th 2017 – Effective date of legislation not a general appropriation bill or a bill carrying an emergency clause or other specified date

Senate Judiciary

Committee Members

Title
Name
Party
Role
Senator
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Chair
Senator
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Vice Chair
Senator
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Member
Senator
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Member
Senator
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Member
Senator
R
Member
Senator
D
Member
Senator
D
Member
Senator
R
Member
Senator
D
Member
Senator
R
Ranking Member

House Judiciary

Committee Members

Title
Name
Party
Role
Representative
D
Chair
Representative
D
Vice Chair
Representative
D
Member
Representative
R
Member
Representative
R
Member
Representative
R
Member
Representative
D
Member
Representative
D
Member
Representative
R
Member
Representative
D
Member
Representative
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Member
Representative
R
Member
Representative
R
Member



New Mexico House of Representatives Cannabis Legislation
Bill ID
Title
Sponsor
Location
1
DWI FOR CERTAIN DRUGS & INTERLOCKS
Read more about HB-22 here.
House Consumer & Public Affairs
– Stalled in Committee


2
DECEPTIVE LABELING OF SYNTHETIC DRUGS
House Judiciary Committee
– Waiting to be scheduled
Apparent intent of HB-38 is to prohibit the sale of synthetic drugs that are often sold as ‘incense’, fake cannabis, or ‘bath salts.’ Although the products may be labeled as ‘not fit for human consumption,’ they are intended to be introduced into the human body to produce altered mental states.


3
CANNABIS REVENUE & FREEDOM ACT
Read more about HB-89 here.
House Business & Industry Committee – Tabled in Committee


4
MARIJUANA TAX ACT
Read more about HB-102 here.
House Business & Industry Committee
– Stalled in Committee


5
INDUSTRIAL HEMP RESEARCH RULES
Governor Vetoed
6
INDUSTRIAL HEMP RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Read more about HB-144 & HB-154 here.
Senate Judiciary Committee Substituted/Combined w/HB-144


7
MEDICAL CANNABIS RESEARCH
Read more about HB-155 here.


8
EXEMPT HEMP FROM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Read more about HB-166 here.


9
PHYSICIAN & ASSISTANT COLLABORATION
Senate Intro
Senate Bill 355 amends Section 61-6-6 NMSA 1978 to offer alternatives in the relationship
between a physician assistant and a physician from the current model – supervisee to supervisor
(the current model) – or a collaborative model. The bill states that New Mexico physician assistants would not be able to prescribe Schedule 1 drugs, and thus would not be able to prescribe medical marijuana. (Which is no change to what they could do before)


10
INDUSTRIAL HEMP RESEARCH RULES
Read more about HB-144, HB-154, & HB-280 here.
Substituted/Combined w/HB-144 & HB-154


11
LOCAL APPROVAL OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA LOCATIONS
Read more about HB-334 here.
House Labor & Economic Development Committee Killed in Committee (Thank You Rep. McCamley!)
12
MEDICAL MARIJUANA TRIBAL AGREEMENTS
Read more about HB-348 here.
House State Government, Indian & Veterans’ Affairs Committee -Waiting to be scheduled


13
DEFINE & SCHEDULE CANNABIDIOL
HB-351 will define CBD as “cannabidiol” means 2-[(1R, 6R)-3-methyl-6-(1- methylethenyl)-2-cyclohexen-1-yl]-5-pentyl-1, 3-benzenediol; and STATES THAT: cannabidiol
in a drug approved by the federal food and drug administration. And places CBD in Schedule 5 of the State’s Controlled Substance Act.  ( Would require Dr script for Hemp CBD if passed led by big Pharma lobby )


14
NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS DATABASE
Governor Signed
The memorial asserts the importance and prevalence of neurological disorders and the importance of making data available to researchers and others for the purpose of finding remedies for neurological disorders. It makes note of the fact that much research is being done around the world on neurological disorders, including here in New Mexico. It asks that DOH establish a database of patients with neurological disorders and share aggregate data with researchers around the world.


15
INDUSTRIAL HEMP RESEARCH RULES
Read more about SB-6 here.
Governor Vetoed

New Mexico Senate Cannabis Legislation
16
MEDICAL MARIJUANA CHANGES
Senate Public Affairs Committee – SB-177 replaced SB-8 ( stalled )
17
MEDICAL MARIJUANA CHANGES
Read more about SB-177 here.


18
DECREASE MARIJUANA PENALTIES
Read more about SB-258 here.
House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee


19
CANNABIS REVENUE & FREEDOM ACT
Read more about SB-278 here.
Senate Judiciary Committee -Waiting to be finished being heard / may have stalled


20
MEDICAL MARIJUANA TRIBAL AGREEMENTS
Read more about SB-345 here.
21
PHYSICIAN & ASSISTANT COLLABORATION
Amends Section 61-6-6 NMSA 1978 to offer alternatives in the relationship between a physician assistant and a physician from the current model – supervisee to supervisor (the current model) – or a collaborative model. The bill states that New Mexico physician assistants would not be able to prescribe Schedule 1 drugs, and thus would not be able to prescribe medical marijuana. (Which is no change to what they could do before)


22
DEFINE & SCHEDULE CANNABIDIOL
SB-365 will also define CBD as “cannabidiol” means 2-[(1R, 6R)-3-methyl-6-(1- methylethenyl)-2-cyclohexen-1-yl]-5-pentyl-1, 3-benzenediol; and STATES THAT: cannabidiol
in a drug approved by the federal food and drug administration. And places CBD in Schedule 5 of the State’s Controlled Substance Act.  (Not a good bill at all!)


23
MEDICAL MARIJUANA CHANGES
(This one is different than SB-177)


24
POSSESSION & PERSONAL USE OF MARIJUANA, CA
Read more about SJR-19 here.
Senate Rules Committee
-Waiting to be scheduled


25
NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS DATABASE
Governor Signed
The memorial asserts the importance and prevalence of neurological disorders and the importance of making data available to researchers and others for the purpose of finding remedies for neurological disorders. It makes note of the fact that much research is being done around the world on neurological disorders, including here in New Mexico. It asks that DOH establish a database of patients with neurological disorders and share aggregate data with researchers around the world.

Knowledge And Awareness  

Knowledge can be equated with the contents of consciousness, in the present, future or past. It consists of elements of the phenomenal world and their interrelationships. As such it can be fully described and communicated and also explained within the current scientific paradigm, at least potentially.

Awareness, on the other hand, is a label we use to refer to the subjective nature of consciousness. What is called the hard problem of consciousness. The fact that there is something that it is like to be conscious. This aspect of consciousness cannot be explained within the current scientific paradigm, the best that science can do is to assume that it will be fully explained in the future as an illusion of the self-referential information processing in the brain. This is called eliminative materialism.

Other people believe that awareness is a fundamental aspect of reality, rather than produced by any process of matter or energy, noting that all phenomena of matter are inferred from conscious experiences.

Call and email your Senator in your district and call the Roundhouse for your voice to be heard.
Senate Chamber main phone 505-986-4714 and general email: senate@nmlegis.gov
Call and email your House of Representative member in your district and call the Roundhouse for your voice to be heard. House of Representatives main phone number 505-986-4751 and general email: house@nmlegis.gov.


Contact the Legislative Council Service for general questions about the Legislature.


“Dear New Mexicans and Visitors,
I am committed to listening to your concerns and working to answer your questions.  Therefore, the Constituent Services division within my office has been directed to professionally and efficiently assist in answering your questions and responding to your requests of state government.
My staff is here to serve you and will do everything they can to address your concerns.
Please do not hesitate to call my office at 505-476-2200 to speak with a Constituent Services representative or fill out the form below and we will contact you in a timely manner.

Sincerely, Governor Susana Martinez”

By Jason Barker – Organizer & Medical Cannabis Patient
LECUA Patient’s Coalition Of New Mexico
Lynn & Erin Compassionate Use Act Patient’s Coalition of New Mexico ~ A GrassRoots Movement!
UNITE-NETWORK-GROW-INFORM-KNOW-EDUCATE-ACTIVISM-VOTE-HEALTH-WELLNESS
(All Rights Reserved 04/20/2016)

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