420 Deals

To help you celebrate the highest of holidaze on April 20, we have some dank deals at all three of our locations this Saturday

Mountain Top Shatter for $20 per 1/2g

$2 off Karma Gummies and Karma Lemonade

$9/grams on select strains - varies by stores

First 30 patients to make a purchase at each location will a free half gram pre-roll of Malowi Gold.

Additionally, each store will be featuring different products.

Visit us at all of our stores on April 20 to maximize your deals!

Albuquerque - West Side

3620 Bosque Plaza Ln.

Albuquerque, NM 87120

Albuquerque - N.E. Heights

3701 San Mateo Blvd.

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Grants

1005 Mesa Blvd.

Grants, NM 87020

Historic Recreational Marijuana Bill Includes Big Changes

HB 356 made history late on Thursday night as the first recreational marijuana proposal to be approved in New Mexico. Big changes were made to the bill during the 3-hour debate on the House floor

HB 356 made history late on Thursday night as the first recreational marijuana proposal to be approved in New Mexico. Big changes were made to the bill during the 3-hour debate on the House floor

In the original bill, it was legal to carry two ounces of marijuana, but now it's down to one ounce. 

Rep. Javier Martinez, D-Albuquerque, is one of the bill's sponsors and says that the compromise also included creating a state-level commission that will oversee recreational cannabis.

Historic recreational marijuana bill includes big changes

The original bill also allowed a homegrown license for people who want to grow their own cannabis, but the compromise bill no longer allows that.

The excise tax is now at 17 percent instead of 19 percent.

Some Republicans say they still have their concerns surrounding legal marijuana and DWI. The compromise bill does not have language to determine how high is too high to drive.

'This legislation did not contain authorization for law enforcement to do search warrants or obtain blood samples," said Rep. Bill Rehm, R-Albuquerque. 

Some Republican supporters say it would give the state strong regulatory controls.

The new bill does not give much of a chance for those wanting to start a private recreational marijuana business. That big change came from the Republican Senate bill and it's modeled after Utah liquor laws. 

"I think the state-run store is a better idea than having every mom and pop sell marijuana up and down the street," Rehm said.

"If you're in a community where there are more than 25 miles between state-sanctioned stores, there is potential for a private retail license," Martinez said. "All of those rules and frameworks will be developed by the independent commission we are setting up." 

In the original bill, anyone could apply to get a license to privately sell recreational pot through the state licensing department. Now, the independent commission will handle those requests. 

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham would appoint those commissioners. 

The bill is more than 130 pages but tucked into pages 47 through 51 is language stating that essentially any crime this bill legalizes has the opportunity to be expunged.

"Our bill would expunge possession of one ounce or less," Martinez said. "If we are going to legalize and make people wealthy, because let's face it, this is a multi-billion industry, then we want to make sure we take care of those who have been left behind." 

Martinez says this would create $50 to $70 million in tax revenue and more than 10,000 jobs. 

Recreational marijuana sales could begin as soon as 2021 if it is signed by Gov. Lujan Grisham.

The bill has been assigned to two committees in the Senate. The bill sponsor says it is set to be heard in its first Senate committee on Saturday.

by Megan Abundis

https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/historic-recreational-marijuana-bill-includes-big-changes/5273058/

New Mexico Senate OKs Medical Cannabis at Schools

A bill that would allow the use of medical cannabis at schools zoomed off the Senate floor Monday afternoon.

Senate Bill 204, co-sponsored by Sens. Candace Gould, R-Albuquerque, and Jacob Candelaria, D-Albuquerque, and Rep. Gail Armstrong, R-Socorro, would allow children who are qualified patients to use the medicine in school settings and permit school personnel to administer it.

With little discussion, 35 senators voted to pass and two did not.

Gould told Senators the bill addresses the problem of students choosing between going to school every day and taking their medicine.

"My constituent came to me, torn between using medicine that's working more effectively for her child's epilepsy with less side effects than the Valium she was using and being able to go to school," she said.

That constituent is Lindsay Sledge, whose daughter Paloma uses cannabis oil regularly to control severe seizures.

Sledge has been pushing to change the law in the state.

Sledge told the Journal she's "very excited" about the Senate's approval of the legislation.

"I'm sort of blown away by the amount of support we've had for the bill," she said. "When I first started doing this whole process, I had several people say this was going to be next to impossible."

Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, D-Albuquerque, supported the bill during Monday's debate, saying it addresses a problem across the state.

"Since it is the policy of this state to support medical marijuana this is an opportunity to let our schools know that they need to support it for our children as well," she said.

There are currently 175 other children in the state using medical cannabis, Gould said.

Sen. Pat Woods, R-Broadview, who voted not to pass the bill, pushed on SB 204 because it did not appropriate money for storing the medicine.

Gould said the medical cannabis probably would be locked up with other prescription medicines that are allowed on school campuses now.

The bipartisan bill approaches the use of medical cannabis at school much like the use of other drugs at schools.

But districts are allowed to opt out if they can determine they'd lose federal funding because marijuana remains illegal under federal law. SB 204 has a provision that allows parents to appeal to the state Public Education Department if districts are exempted from allowing the medicine at school.

The bill now heads to the House.

"I'm hopeful it will pass its next step quickly," Sledge said.

Courtesy of Las Cruces Sun.