I think the Governor and her team has bitten off more than they can chew! As I have stated my position over the past several years LEGALIZING POT IS AWFUL!!! This is such a great evil. There will be Pot heads killing people driving stoned. This is all Law Enforcement needs…….more crime and deaths. This is horribly unethical. Selling a mind altering drug Bible Verses about Ethics! Pot is bad for the body and it is mind alerting, we have enough of that in this state. New Mexico already kills God’s babies through abortion. The state is becoming more and more ungodly! The state is digging itself into hell. How ungodly will New Mexico become in the coming months and years???? Smoked marijuana, in any form, can harm lung tissues and cause scarring and damage to small blood vessels. Smoke from marijuana contains many of the same toxins, irritants, and carcinogens as tobacco smoke. Smoking marijuana can also lead to a greater risk of bronchitis, cough, and phlegm production. Don’t forget the state now allows home delivery of booze!!! Booze and pot! Stannic mix!
“They said there will be more impaired drivers on the road but unlike alcohol, where they can take a breathalyzer test to figure out if someone is driving drunk, there is no set parameters for cannabis. The department wants to hire experts on the matter.”
Read about it here:
New Mexico State public safety department prepares for recreational marijuana sales to begin
How Pot Affects Your Mind and Body
‘Puffing and driving’: CDC reports nearly 50% spike in motorists hitting the road high
New Mexico has legalized pot and home delivery of booze! New Mexico loves to feed addictions! Drunk driving remains a problem!!! The Dems in Washington now want to legalize pot across our nation…well, we are going to pot as a nation for sure, we are so off the track of God it is horrible! Ungodly!!! New Mexico is so very anti-life, a leader in performing abortions, killing God’s babies, and to think the majority of people in New Mexico keep electing anti-life lawmakers. It is so very foolish to think pot is going to save this state financially! Mark my word, it will add to the continued downfall of New Mexico. Lives will be ruined. Dems Rule Over New Mexico
Violent Gangs in New Mexico
Fentanyl Death Rates on the Rise
Provisional 2020 data reveal substantial increase over 2019
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health reports provisional 2020 death data showing a rise in fentanyl-related deaths from 2019, surpassing both heroin and prescription-opioid-related deaths in the state.
Provisional 2020 data already show that overdose rates for fentanyl have doubled in 2020 over 2019, after almost doubling in 2019 from 2018. Fentanyl overdose deaths increased by 93% in 2019 compared to the year before. With 2020 data still coming in, there is already an additional increase of 129% over 2019, and the increase may be even higher when 2020 death data are finalized later this year.
The trend in increasing fentanyl overdose deaths in New Mexico mirrors trends in most of the United States. Beginning in the late 1990s, the United States has seen three waves of the opioid overdose crisis: prescription opioids, heroin, and now fentanyl. The fentanyl wave began around 2013 in the eastern U.S. and is now affecting New Mexico.
Fentanyl, which is 50-100 times more potent than morphine, is often mixed with heroin but is also often mixed into counterfeit opioids. Many overdose deaths are believed to be unintentional; a person may take what they believe to be heroin, not knowing that fentanyl is also present, and suffer an overdose because of the increased potency of fentanyl. In some cases, fentanyl has also been found in cocaine. Because many cocaine users are not accustomed to taking opioids, they are at even greater risk of overdosing than those who accidentally ingest fentanyl mixed with heroin.
“The increasing presence of fentanyl in the illicit substance supply in New Mexico means that people often don’t know exactly what they are using. People can’t use drugs safely if they don’t know that fentanyl is in their supply,” said Secretary of Health Dr. Tracie Collins. “We can combat this problem with evidence-based harm reduction and overdose prevention strategies.”
Those strategies include providing known substance abusers with fentanyl test strips to check for the presence of fentanyl in substances. Numerous studies have shown that distributing fentanyl test strips is an effective way to promote awareness of the risk due to fentanyl and can also lead to changes in substance-use behaviors. Some of those changes include people using more slowly or, after detecting fentanyl in their supply of substances, to use a drug from a different source.
In addition, the New Mexico Department of Health is using social media to inform people about how to check illegal substances to determine whether a substance is what it’s purported to be, in order to help users make more responsible consumption decisions and inform others of the risks of the tested substance. A list of substance use prevention, treatment and recovery resources can be found at Another Way NM – https://anotherwaynm.org/
In addition to fentanyl, the number of overdose deaths attributable to methamphetamine has also increased in 2020 over 2019. Provisional data indicate that deaths increased by 11% in 2020, after having increased by 36% in 2019. This percentage may also be higher once 2020 death data are finalized.
Over 93,000 overdose deaths occurred in the US in the 12 months ending in December 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period, according to recent provisional data
from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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FGGAM NEWS Received this news release late yesterday from the GOP House:
Senators Greg Baca and Craig Brandt Respond to Governor’s Vax-or-Test Mandate for State Employees
SANTA FE – In response to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Executive Order mandating COVID vaccinations or regular testing for state employees, Senate Republican Leader, Senator Greg Baca (District 29-Bernalillo and Valencia), and Senate Republican Whip, Senator Craig Brandt (District 40-Sandoval), today released the following statement:
“There is no question that the Governor’s heavy-handed, conflicting policies over the past 16 months have contributed to the public angst and cynicism regarding vaccinations. The trust that was lost must now be earned and her continued threats and public shaming will not work.”
“We support our state employees’ rights to make a personal decision about what is injected in their bodies while also supporting a safe and healthy working environment. Both are possible and we urge our state agencies to work with their employees on reasonable arrangements so everyone can get back to serving the public.”
Lot’s going on in New Mexico with the Stapleton Corruption investigation and watching the Governors press conference today I feel another shutdown or partial shutdown coming if the COVID cases continue to climb, 400 yesterday. I pray that we do not go backwards, I do not think a lot of people in the state will stand for it. The Governor is very stubborn and that really showed during the press conference, and to me that showed me that she would shut us down again if she wants to. It’s her way or the highway. State employees will be required to be vaccinated or be tested on a regular basis. The Governor has two new Cabinet Secretaries. Also the Governor is sending 50 State Police Officers to patrol the City of Albuquerque because of the continued violence.
12 APS employees placed on paid leave pending Stapleton corruption investigation
PED secretary steps down, governor appoints two new secretaries
State employees will be required to either be fully vaccinated or get tested regularly
UNM to require masks at Albuquerque campus, other sites
400 New COVID Cases
Laws allow businesses to require vaccinations
50 State Place Officers will be sent to Albuquerque to fight crime