NM: Legislative Committee Tackles Medical Pot


The New Mexico Legislative Health and Human Services committee will meet in Taos for three days starting Aug. 22 to hear updates on a number of health-related issues that have come under scrutiny in recent months.

The meeting opens with an update on New Mexico’s medical cannabis program, which has seen nearly double the enrollment in 2016 and weeks-long delays in processing patient applications.

Speakers include State Auditor Tim Keller, the Department of Health secretary-designate Lynn Gallagher, New Mexico cannabis producers and a representative from the Colorado medical cannabis program.

The discussion will begin Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Taos County commission chambers, located at 105 Albright Street, Taos.

Much of the meeting Aug. 23 will focus on behavioral health services in Northern New Mexico, including detox, which Taos has been without since November.

Chief District Court Judge Jeff McElroy and Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe will participate on a judicial and law enforcement panel at 1 p.m.

A panel of providers – including Tri-County Community Services, Recovery Friendly Taos and seven other providers – will brief the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee at 2:30 p.m.

And a panel on licensure for doctors of naturopathic medicine will begin at 2 p.m. on Aug. 24.

Visit the committee’s website for a detailed agenda and to watch a live stream of the meeting.

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