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    Uncovering Cronyism In NM's Medical Cannabis License Awards

    Two New Mexico Department of Health employees secretively pledged thousands of dollars to a Santa Fe medical cannabis producer applicant that was eventually awarded a license by their own agency last year. SFR reported in March that the department's then-staff attorney Michal Hayes was listed...
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    Arizona Marijuana Activist Billy Hayes Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

    A judge sentenced cannabis activist Billy Hayes to two years in prison on Friday for his role in two medical-marijuana businesses. Hayes, 40, is a hero to those who oppose monopolistic practices and tight restrictions in the marijuana industry, and was the subject of a November 2014 feature...