They called a special meeting to authorize recreational use of marijuana by people over 21
Santa Fe, New Mexico-Members of the House of Representatives committed to legalizing recreational marijuana in New Mexico on Wednesday, as members of the House of Representatives sent an approved sale of marijuana bill on Wednesday, obtained a business license and paid sales tax.
The House of Representatives passed the Democratic-supported bill by a vote of 38 to 32.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham called a special session of the legislature to legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older, because time ran out in the regular annual legislative session.
Before the unusual meeting of the Senate committee led by Democrats in the House of Representatives, further investigations into bills and competing Republican proposals passed by the House of Representatives will open the door for amendments or mergers.
Democracy representative Javier Martinez de Albuquerque said: “The United States of America is undergoing tremendous changes.” He has proposed a legalization bill supported by the House of Representatives four times, but it has not been passed.
Martinez’s initiative has been deprived of various provisions that provide financial support to communities that have been convicted of marijuana crimes and under severe police surveillance, but retained low-cost licenses for small-scale producers as a means of fairness. Past drug convictions did not necessarily disqualify people from operating a marijuana business.
The Accompanying Act will automatically eliminate the conviction for marijuana and reconsider the sentences of approximately 100 prisoners. The State Senate passed the elimination bill by a vote of 22 to 14.