May 16, 2014

BLM Comment Period Open through May 28, 2014 on Farmington Resource Management Plan Amendment

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Farmington Field Office, New Mexico, intends to amend the Farmington Resource Management Plan to accommodate a potential boom in oil and gas production in the Mancos Shale and Gallup Sandstone Formation in the San Juan Basin. The comment period has been extended to May 28, 2014. The BLM has held public meetings in the four corners area. The land use plan would include Chaco Culture National Park, private, federal and tribal lands.


"Hearing Set On New Mexico Medical Marijuana Rules" – KUNM News Roundup, May 14, 2014

New Mexico health officials plan a June 16 hearing in Santa Fe on proposed new rules for the state's medical marijuana program, including new limits on how many plants that producers and licensed patients could grow.

The Department of Health is proposing that producers could grow 150 mature plants and 300 seedlings. That'd be up from the current total of 150. Meanwhile, patients would be allowed six plants, down from 12.

See: New Mexico Department of Health, Medical Cannabis Program Announcement

The proposed changes affect the following rules; 7.34.2, 7.34.3 and 7.34.4 NMAC, otherwise known as the Advisory Board Responsibilities and Duties (View Markup), Registry ID Cards (View Markup) and Licensing Requirements for Producers, Production Facilities and Distribution (View Markup).


New Mexico Game Commission chooses agency director– Las Cruces Sun News, 5/16/2014

The New Mexico Game Commission on Thursday selected a 20-year-veteran of the New Mexico Game and Fish Department to serve as the agency's new top administrator. Alexandra Sandoval was announced as department director during the commission's regular meeting in Albuquerque. She was among four finalists being considered for the position following a national search for candidates.