Medical pot producers in NM make case for confidentiality

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SANTA FE – Medical marijuana producers told state health officials Wednesday that disclosing the locations of growing facilities would invite criminals to burglarize the sites, while open-records advocates countered that greater transparency will help ensure fair and effective management of the state’s cannabis program.

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State will look at changes to medical pot program

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SANTA FE, N.M. —There’s a lot New Mexicans don’t and can’t know about the state’s medical marijuana program.

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AG: State can’t conceal names of medical pot producers

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In a strongly worded letter, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said Monday that a Department of Health proposal to disclose the identities of licensed nonprofit producers of medical cannabis doesn’t go far enough to abide by the state’s open records law.

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New Mexico Man Sues Border Patrol Over Medical Marijuana Rights

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A New Mexico man filed suit against Border Patrol, saying agents are violating the law by refusing to allow him to posses medical marijuana, Las Cruces Sun-News reports.

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Veterans drop hundreds of empty pill bottles in front of the White House

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A couple dozen servicemen and women marched to the White House this Veterans Day and dumped a large box of empty pill containers, calling on the president and other federal officials to make medical marijuana accessible to veterans.

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