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The Public Education Department, Albuquerque Public Schools, Rio Rancho Public Schools, and the vast majority of schools in our state all have failed to establish reasonable parameters as provided for in the medical cannabis schools law. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham did not address this issue at the education town hall in December but since has pushed for her agenda for recreational cannabis legalization.
The state has three medical cannabis laws, all have multiple violations being allowed to occur and all are being ignored by the state of New Mexico. Medical Cannabis in School Law, SB 204, was improperly enacted by the Public Education Department and is not being followed. “Adequate Supply” and “Purpose of the act” in the original Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act are not being followed. Lastly, the state’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board did not fulfill its duties and responsibilities for the medical cannabis law.
The medical cannabis in schools law is written very clearly, and the PED and schools do not have the ability to change how the law was written or change the intent of how the law was written.