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CANNABIS

Where Do the Cannabis Bills Stand Now?

Legalization Efforts Running Against the Clock

Nearly two years ago, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham formed a cannabis legalization work group, tasked with researching how other states were faring with legalizing recreational marijuana. This story also appeared in Santa Fe New Mexican At the time, she said she wanted New Mexico to have a legal cannabis program that would be the “envy” of […]

Running Out of Time, Senators Call For Compromise on Cannabis Legalization Bill

Committee Sets Deadline for Compromise in 1 Week

New Mexico lawmakers eager to legalize recreational marijuana are facing a looming challenge. Simply put, time is running out. This year’s 60-day legislative session has 20 days left, and lawmakers in the Senate have four proposals to consider. On Saturday, members of the Senate Tax, Business and Transportation Committee hashed out […]

Legalization Bill Advances

Cannabis Bill Passes Committee

The legalization bill is one of five with the same name. This one was notably different in that it would allow individuals to grow up to six cannabis plants on private property for personal use. It would also open the door for the expungement of low-level criminal cannabis records.

Wednesday Legislative Roundup

Pandemic Tax Relief and Cannabis Bills Move Quickly Through the House

More money to help: A pandemic relief bill that would provide $600 tax rebates to New Mexicans who earn less than $15 an hour and a four-month gross receipts tax holiday to restaurants, bars and other food and beverage establishments sailed through the House of Representatives without discussion or debate Wednesday. This […]

State House Readies Vote On Cannabis Legalization As Early As This Weekend

Proposal passes two committees with overwhelming support

New Mexico may be one step closer to legalizing cannabis now that two House committees have approved legislation to do so. HB12, sponsored by Rep. Javier Martinez and Andrea Romero, could be heard by the full State House as early as tomorrow or Friday under House rules, though one House leader […]

Equity, Access and Inclusion In the Outdoors

Recreational Cannabis Could Support Outdoor Equity Fund

The National Governors Association (NGA) Outdoor Recreation Learning Network annual meeting on Feb. 7 and 8 gave governors’ staff members and outdoor recreation advisors from around the country the opportunity to present, discuss and network on how to advance outdoor recreation issues. Among the big topics of discussion: access to federal […]

Weed in the Roundhouse

Legislation Rollout Continues

SB 340 would change the meaning of “reciprocal patient” to an individual who “is not a resident of New Mexico” who hold proof of “enrollment by a governmental regulatory authority to participate in the” medical cannabis program of another state, Washington D.C., a territory or commonwealth in the U.S. “in which the individual resides; or an individual who holds proof of enrollment by a governmental regulatory authority of a New Mexico Indian nation, tribe or Pueblo to participate in its medical cannabis program.”

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