Yesterday, the New Mexico House and Senate passed a bill to legalize, regulate, and tax cannabis for adults 21 and older during a special session called for that purpose by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. When she signs the bill, New Mexico will become the 17th state to legalize adult-use cannabis and the fourth to do so through the legislative process rather than by voter initiative.
You can read a summary of the final bill, HB 2, here.
Thanks to all who contacted their legislators and urged them to support this important reform!
In addition to legalizing personal possession of at least two ounces of cannabis, HB 2 will also allow home cultivation of six mature plants. A companion bill — SB 2 — would provide for automatic expungement.
Congratulations to all of the lawmakers and advocates who made this victory possible, including our allies at the Drug Policy Alliance.
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