This week, New Mexico in Focus will debut the documentary “New Marijuana” and include interviews with several professionals for perspectives on marijuana’s potential risks and benefits.
Host Gene Grant will sit down with “New Marijuana” filmmaker Chris Schueler to discuss some insights about how he approached the issues in the film, like how modern changes in marijuana have created a more powerful drug and how medical cannabis patients are using the drug to manage chronic pain.
Grant will also discuss the controversial issue with journalism Peter St. Cyr. to hear the latest on the management of New Mexico’s medical marijuana.
Also in this week’s episode, correspondent Gwyneth Doland interviews Jessica Gelay, policy coordinator of the Drug Policy Alliance in New Mexico and MacKenzie Allen, a retired deputy sheriff who worked in Los Angeles and Seattle. Allen was a training officer and an undercover narcotics detective and is also a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP).
NMiF is New Mexico PBS’ one-hour public affairs show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest. The show regularly airs Fridays at 7 p.m. and repeats Sundays at 7 a.m. on Channel 5.1 and Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. on Channel 9.1, except during Pledge Drives.
- MacKenzie Allen, retired deputy sheriff and member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
- Jessica Gelay, policy coordinator of the Drug Policy Alliance in New Mexico
- Peter St. Cyr, a journalist with the Santa Fe Reporter
Chris Schueler, director of the documentary “New Marijuana”
- Gwyneth Doland
- Gene Grant
The producer of NMiF is Sarah Gustavus and associate producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for NMiF is provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund and the Santa Fe Community Foundation.