Recreational marijuana bill clears New Mexico Legislature
UPDATED 12:45 AM PT – Thursday, April 1, 2021
Recreational marijuana has gotten one step closer to legalization in New Mexico. According to reports, the proposal to legalize recreational cannabis for adults ages 21 and older was approved by legislators at a special session on Wednesday.
The bill includes provisions like caps on the number of plants per household and the amount sellers can grow. Despite some pushback, it passed in the State Senate 23-to-13 and cleared the House 41-to-28, which sent it up to the governor’s desk for final approval.
BREAKING: A legalization bill in New Mexico has received final approval from state legislators and is on the way to the governor’s desk. With the governor’s signature, New Mexico will become the 17th state to legalize cannabis!
— Marijuana Policy Project (@MarijuanaPolicy) April 1, 2021
“I’m just very excited for the people of the state of New Mexico,” State Rep. Javier Martinez (D) said. “I think the people deserve a big transformative win like this one. I can’t wait for this industry to get to work and create jobs and bring revenues for our state.”
The governor is expected to sign the bill into law, which would make cannabis legal in the state by next April.