Roses Are Red And Violets Are Blue

It’s Valentine’s Week, and this bud’s for you!

And a cannabis infused chocolate too, if you sign up for a Medical Marijuana Card this month at Southwest Wellness! The friendly budtenders at Southwest Wellness  will be happy to  add that chocolate to your first purchase, and if you sign up a friend this month, you’ll both receive a preroll on the house. What’s not to love about that?

And if you already have your card, it’s the perfect time to show yourself a little love, because on Valentine’s Day, Southwest Wellness is offering 15% off most everything in the dispensary. From flowers to chocolates, there is definitely something to make your VDay a little sweeter. Sweeter still is the good news rolling in from the State  Legislator! Recreational marijuana is one step closer to becoming a reality in our state. At the center of the debate is a 140-page bill that would legalize, tax and regulate the recreational use of marijuana for adults. The state now allows cannabis only for medical purposes.

On Saturday, New Mexico lawmakers spent about three hours listening to testimony and going things like concerns about workplace safety, how to measure intoxication in impaired drivers and whether a recreational program would damage New Mexico’s medical cannabis program.

The proposal, House Bill 356, cleared its first committee Saturday on a 5-2 vote along party lines, with Democrats in support. Meanwhile, it’s not legal yet but now is the perfect opportunity to apply for your Medical Marijuana Card to ensure your rights will remain protected in the interim and beyond.

“It’s time that we end the prohibition of cannabis,” said Rep. Javier Martinez, one of the sponsors of the bill. “This proposed legislation ensures that we lead the way with a legalization framework that protects medical cannabis patients, ensures public safety, and advances social justice for low-income, communities of color.”

Medical Marijuana cardholders will continue to benefit under new legislation covered by the bill. The bill includes public health and safety provisions, as well as investments in safety and education.  It would potentially create a Community Reinvestment Fund that would be used to fund numerous resources like legal services, medical care, outreach services and education for youth. The bill now moves to the House Judiciary Committee.

“Prohibition simply does not work,” Democratic Rep. Antonio Maestas of Albuquerque said, “and the country is coming to the realization of that.

In the meantime, lucky New Mexico card carrying patients will find plenty to love in the Southwest Wellness dispensaries this Valentine’s Day!  The chocolattes are a no brainer, but making your own brownies, cookies and other edibles is easy with all the flower varieties available right now, after a great harvest.

You could also make a posy, garland, or a flower crown to wear for a romantic tryst at home, and add a few Lavender buds to the mix, just because you can, and a little bird told me it has aphrodisiac qualities.

Southwest Wellness is the largest Medical Grow in New Mexico, located here in Taos in a spectacular series of buildings and state of the art greenhouses designed by Taos architect, Doug Patterson. The property includes a dispensary and Doctor’s office, making it super easy to apply for your card.

Southwest Wellness also have a dispensary in Albuquerque. For more about Southwest Wellness and everything they do, please visit their site linked below and follow them on Facebook and Instagram for in-house Social Media Maestro, Will Hooper’s frequent updates.

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