New Mexico Governor Signs Bill To Legalize Recreational Pot - By Morgan Lee Associated Press New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation Monday legalizing recreational marijuana use within months and kicking off sales next year, making it the seventh state since November to put an end to pot prohibition.
The first week of April is National Public Health Week – a time set aside to recognize recent successes of public health workers and a time for them to reevaluate their communities’ most dire needs.
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Let's Talk New Mexico 4/08 8am : Last week in a special session of the New Mexico Legislature lawmakers moved to legalize recreational cannabis and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is expected to sign the legislation. The changes allows individuals to grow for personal use or to sell with a micro-business license and they create a structure that will gradually increase taxes over time. A separate bill allows for the expungement of criminal records for some past marijuana offenses. On the next Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’ll look at what the legislation contains, how it structures legalization and the timeline.
Last month, Deb Haaland made history as the first Indigenous person ever confirmed by the Senate to serve in a president's cabinet. In her first official trip as secretary of the Interior, she visited the Mountain West with a focus on tribal issues.
Sat. 4/10, 12p: This weekend on Women's Focus, Carol Boss talks with poet, essayist Diana Whitney about the power of poetry. Her new book, "you don't have to be everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves", is a collection of diverse voices of women who address among other things, the complex feelings of coming-of-age. The 68 poets include Naomi Shihab Nye, Mary Oliver, Maya Angelou, and Amanda Gorman.