Hump Day? Nope-Wednesday Is Hemp Day In The Roundhouse!

Wednesday, March 1st 2017

Senate Bill 6-INDUSTRIAL HEMP RESEARCH RULES by Senator Cisco McSorley is in the House Labor & Economic Development Committee today (Wednesday, March 1, 2017) – 1:30PM – Room 315

Committee Members

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


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.


Senate Bill 6 adds a new section to statute relating to NMDA requiring the department to issue
licenses to grow industrial hemp for research and development purposes – including agricultural,
agronomic, ecological, processing, sales, and marketing research – pursuant to rules to be
promulgated by NMDA. The bill requires an institution of higher education, person, or business
that plans to grow industrial hemp seed or industrial hemp fiber to obtain a grower’s license by
submitting an application to NMDA.
SB 6 requires New Mexico State University (NMSU) to establish a New Mexico industrial hemp
research and development fund consisting of fees collected by NMDA for industrial hemp
research and development, donations, grants, and income earned from investment of the fund.
Money in the fund does not revert to any other fund at the end of a fiscal year.
SB 6 amends the Controlled Substances Act to amend the definition of “marijuana” to exclude
the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, containing a delta-
9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of no more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
Finally, SB 6 specifies the enumeration of marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinols, or chemical
derivatives thereof as a Schedule I controlled substance does not apply to cultivation of industrial
hemp by qualified entities pursuant to rules adopted by NMDA.


On Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

HB-166 EXEMPT HEMP FROM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES by Rep. Rick Little is in
Senate Public Affairs Committee -Th., March 2, 2017- 1:30 p.m. or 1/2 hr. after session – Room 321


Committee Members

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


House Bill 166 adds new language to the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances
Act (“CSA”) to explicitly exclude the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of the plant, whether
growing or not, with a delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”) concentration of not more than
0.3percent on a dry weight basis, the seeds thereof and every compound, manufacture, salt,
derivative, mixture or preparation of the plant or its seeds.


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


Cannabis News From The Roundhouse





MEDICAL CANNABIS RESEARCH by
Read more about HB-155 here.
House Appropriations & Finance Committee – PASSED Committee’s and is on House Floor Calendar


LOCAL APPROVAL OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA LOCATIONS by
Read more about HB-334 here.
House Labor & Economic Development Committee – Killed in Committee (Thank You Rep. McCamley!)


DECREASE MARIJUANA PENALTIES by
Read more about SB-258 here.
Senate Judiciary Committee – PASSED Committee’s and is on Senate Floor Calendar

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


Call and email the Governor and ask her to support and sign Hemp and Medical Cannabis Legislation.
“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

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