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CNM Program Connects New Mexicans to Cannabis Industry Jobs

New Online Program Certifies Cannabis Establishment Technicians

CNM Ingenuity, the enterprise arm of Central New Mexico Community College, is launching a new online program specifically designed to meet New Mexico’s mandated training requirements for cannabis industry employees and employers. CNMI has partnered with SeedCrest, a New Mexico-based cannabis curriculum provider, to offer the Cannabis Establishment Technician (CET) Certificate program. The 40-hour CET…

Blunts: Schumer’s Legalization Gambit

Lawmakers Say No to Pot Banking Bills

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says he and his colleagues refuse to take up cannabis banking reform legislation until his legalization bill advances in Congress. “If we let this bill out, it will make it much harder and take longer to pass comprehensive reform.”

“Weedgate” Cannabis License Controversy

An Eleventh-Hour Cannabis Growers License Raises Questions and Eyebrows

For the first time in six years and less than a week before the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDH) transferred authority to the newly created Cannabis Control Division, officials quietly opened the window a crack for producers to apply for a cannabis “legacy” producer license. Except for one applicant, nobody…

Marijuana Careers Offer More Green, Better Benefits

Employee Exodus to Cannabis Industry Leaves Many Businesses Hurting for Workers

The “essential” designation for medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities, and the recent legalization of recreational cannabis, opened the door to many who were out of work or looking for a career change in New Mexico and around the country. The cannabis industry became an early refuge for retail and restaurant…

Delta-8 THC Is the New Designer Drug

Everything You Need to Know About the Drug You Never Knew About

Delta-8 THC is being marketed in drinks, tinctures, edibles and vape cartridges, and they are available to any person of any age with absolutely no regulatory oversight. Are these products dangerous? How did they become so prominent seemingly overnight? We try to answer your questions about this strange new drug and…

Does Workers’ Comp Cover Cannabis?

NM Compensates For Medical Marijuana

As more states legalize cannabis for both recreational and medical use, many courts are beginning to struggle with whether to cover medical cannabis costs in workers’ compensation cases. New Mexico is one of the rare places where courts have ruled that medical cannabis is a legitimate treatment for some workplace injuries…

Pot Legalization Decreases Teen Use

Study Finds Teen Use Drops When States Legalize It

at it might pose to impressionable children. With increased ease of access, goes the conventional thought, kids are more likely to start using marijuana at an early age. But science has shown that this just isn’t true.

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