January 2018 - In This Issue:
Legal Marijuana Use Threatened
Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Jeff Sessions Plans to Change Current Marijuana Policy 

Medical marijuana is still seen as illegal by federal law. By removing the Cole Memo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is creating a lot of uncertainty about medical marijuana usage in the future. The Cole memo policy on marijuana provided guidelines for federal law enforcement in handling state-legal marijuana, and protected states that legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use. With these guidelines gone it is unclear how far Sessions will go against medical marijuana.

Several have expressed disappointment in the new direction of the Department of Justice, stating the new policy is going against the will of the voters and against the progress of marijuana in the states. 

Terpene: Limonene

Limonene is found in many types of fruit, as well as in cleaning products and cosmetics. Limonene can boost one's mood, and it can increase absorption of other beneficial terpenes. Found in strains such as Tangie and Super Lemon Haze, Limonene is commonly used as an anti-depressant and an anti-bacterial.

Changes to Incentive Programs

We are currently reviewing and changing our rewards and incentives programs going into the new year. The first changes we are making is to our referral and review programs.  Patients can refer a new patient and they both will receive a free half-gram pre-roll with purchase. 
Also, if a patient leaves a review on our Facebook, Weedmaps, Google, or Leafly, they can show their review to a budtender to get a free half-gram pre-roll with purchase. 
 
Teaming up with Urban Wellness

SWOP is pleased to announce we have teamed up with Urban Wellness and are carrying several of their strains! Urban Wellness shares our passion for quality product.  We are selling these flowers in 1, 3.5, & 7 gram increments, as well as in 1 gram pre-rolls. All are priced at $13/gram with tax included.

Please note: as these are wholesale they are not eligible for any promotions, such as our happy hour, although member discounts will still apply.

Check out their website below!
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New Mexico Cannabis Card Decision Rate Up in 2017

The New Mexico Health report card is in and shows a much more timely response to medical cannabis cards in 2017 than in 2016. New Mexico law states the Department of Health has 30 days to respond to a medical card request, which they were not meeting very well last year. This year, over 90% of requests were met within the 30 day deadline, compared to a over 60% fulfillment in 2016.
 
Bryan Krumm has stood for Medical Marijuana many times over the years.
Don't forget to sign the petition!

Jeff Sessions has made it very clear he is anti-cannabis, even for medicine. As such, Jeff has stood in the way of medical marijuana research. Bryan Krumm has setup a petition to combat this. He is calling for New Mexico's Attorney General, Hector Balderas to file a criminal charge against Jeff Sessions and allow the industry to study and grow. Let's not let hard work accomplished be undone!

$8/gram and Jack Frost (Jack's Cleaner)
This Week's Special

SWOP is putting CBD Blue Shark on sale for $8/gram for this week!
Also, for the month of January, all Jack's Cleaner nuggets will be on sale for $5.99 + tax (limit 5 per customer per day while supplies last).
Need a doctor?
We have one for you

Looking to renew your cannabis card? Know someone who needs a cannabis card, but they are not sure where to start? Check out Medcan Consultants! Dr. Rosenberg (on the right) is our choice of doctor! Go online or call (505)-503-8707 to setup an appointment today!
 
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