New Mexico Legislature will drive progressive session

My elected officials here in the Land of Enchantment are preparing a session that is the virtual inverse of the extremist and xenophobic dreck being concocted by the earth haters in the capital of my home state of South Dakota.

Just for instance, New Mexico's Democratic governor and unpaid legislators will not just legalize cannabis they are expected to pass legislation making a death with dignity legal for people with terminal illnesses.
Medical Aid In Dying (MAID) is currently legal in seven states and Washington, D.C., covering about 18 percent of the U.S. population. Oregon has 20 years of data that clearly show MAID is safe, effective, used infrequently, and has never led to a case of abuse or misuse. Perhaps most importantly, MAID seems to contribute to more people having their advance directives in place, greater access to palliative care and earlier use of hospice. [Know the facts before opposing an end-of-life options law]
New Mexico's flag has been named the coolest in America. The above image was captured at Mount Rushmore National Monument in the occupied Black Hills.

Voted the best dispensary in town Fruit of the Earth Organics, "the only cannabis dispensary in Santa Fe that grows all its plants for patients outdoors under the big hot sun, using butterflies and ladybugs as helpers," also offers a CBD store despite a Federal Drug Administration ruling calling it illegal. Big Dope, Ultra Health has announced its intention to grow hemp at two of their New Mexico locations.

In a related story the University of New Mexico will offer a Spring course in cannabis communication.

The South Dakota Republican Party isn't about growth; it's about keeping Social Security recipients alive long enough to pay the property taxes that sustain red state failure. My advice to the people forced to cover predator-plagued Pierre? Everybody with business in Hughes and Stanley Counties should wear a body cam for their own protection.


Kal Lis said...

Haven't stopped by for a while. Sorry about that.

Your last couple of paragraphs reminded of my time in Dickinson, North Dakota in the 1980s, the prevailing wisdom was that the city commissioners would do everything to pay the college kids enough to live but keep them too poor to leave.

larry kurtz said...

"More than 52 acres with approximately 3,927 plants were destroyed because of higher than allowed THC levels, according to [New Mexico Department of Agriculture]. 'We had 6- to 7-foot plants full of blooms, full of flowers, but they just didn’t meet the requirement for the state,' said former State Rep. Bealquin 'Bill' Gomez of La Mesa. When he was a member of the Legislature, Gomez sponsored a bill in 2017 to allow New Mexico farmers to grow hemp. Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed the bill passed by lawmakers, but the New Mexico Supreme Court overturned the veto in 2018. This year, Gomez had to disc under or plow under some of his hemp plants that had THC levels that were above the limit, or 'hot.'” NM’s hemp growers still waiting to strike gold