Former state senator files lawsuit against Lujan Grisham over alleged threats

Originally published in the Santa Fe New Mexican on December 8th, 2022 by Daniel J. Chacón A former state senator who vowed to bring a lawsuit against Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for allegedly threatening him with “escalating consequences” unless he withdrew a request he filed under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act made […]

FRI: NM Sen. Ivey-Soto likely to be removed from prominent committee in January session

Originally published on Source New Mexico on December 9th, 2022 by Megan Gleason Almost a year after New Mexico Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto was accused of sexual harassment, he’s set to lose his position on the Senate Rules Committee when the 2023 Legislature begins Jan. 17. On Thursday, the Senate Committees’ Committee did something unusual — it […]

New Mexico’s medical cannabis program adds anxiety disorder

Originally published on on December 7th, 2022 by Genevieve Glass New Mexico’s Department of Health has approved anxiety disorder as a qualifying condition for its medical cannabis program. “By adding this [anxiety disorder] to the list of qualified conditions, we expand that toolbox available to the medical providers and most especially to the patients […]

Candelaria steps down from Senate seat

Originally published in the Albuquerque Journal on October 19th, 2022 By Dan Boyd SANTA FE – State Sen. Jacob Candelaria resigned Wednesday from the Senate about halfway through his third term, clearing the way for a successor to be named to his West Side Albuquerque district by as soon as next week. Candelaria, who emerged […]

Sen. Candelaria resigns; Rep. Maestas hopes to fill term

Originally published in the Santa Fe New Mexican on October 19th, 2022 by Daniel J. Chacón State Sen. Jacob Candelaria, who announced last year he would not seek a fourth term in 2024, resigned from the New Mexico Senate, effective at noon Wednesday. Meanwhile, state Rep. Moe Maestas, D-Albuquerque, confirmed he plans to submit his […]

Medical Marijuana Patient Plans To Sue Feds

Medical Marijuana Patient Plans To Sue Feds For $3.5 Million Over ‘Discriminatory’ Cannabis Raid On Tribal Land Originally published by Marijuana Moment on September 27, 2022 by Kyle Jaegar A New Mexico man whose medical marijuana garden was raided by federal agents on tribal territory last year is planning to file a lawsuit seeking $3.5 million is […]

Picuris Pueblo man prepares to sue

Picuris Pueblo man prepares to sue after Indian Affairs agents destroyed cannabis Originally published in the Santa Fe New Mexican on September 17, 2022 by Daniel J. Chacón A Picuris Pueblo man whose medical marijuana plants were confiscated and destroyed by officers with the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs three years ago is seeking $3.5 […]

Siebert v. Okun:

State Supreme Court recognizes right to trial by jury in Medical Malpractice Act cases; declines to overturn limitations on damages as a violation of the right to a trial by jury In a unanimous decision, the New Mexico Supreme Court has simultaneously recognized a constitutional right to a trial by jury in medical malpractice cases, […]

What to do After a Work Injury

Suffering a workplace injury can have serious consequences for your health and your financial well-being. The steps you take immediately following a workplace accident have important consequences for your Worker’s Compensation claim and ultimately your ability to obtain fair compensation. This blog post explains two basic concepts about Worker’s Compensation and the steps you need […]

Making A Successful Claim For Medical Cannabis

New Mexico is one of the few states in the country that requires Workers’ Compensation insurers to pay for medical cannabis to treat a work injury.  This blog post addresses some basic concepts about Workers’ Compensation in New Mexico and things you should know if you are going to submit a claim for medical cannabis […]