Legalizing recreational marijuana is one of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s legislative goals for 2020, a move she contends would be a huge economic boon for the state.
After adult-use legalization stalled in New Mexico’s Legislature in 2019, Grisham, a supporter of the bipartisan effort, vowed to revive legalization this year.
Grisham, a Democrat, posted on her state website that her plans for legalizing recreational cannabis in New Mexico would include:
- Establishing a regulatory framework for its use.
- Public safety considerations.
- Public health safeguards.
- Protecting the state’s existing medical marijuana program.
Grisham said that legalizing recreational marijuana is supported by 75% of New Mexicans, according to a recent poll.
The governor said that legalizing MJ is projected to create 11,000 jobs and New Mexico and would generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.
Written by John Rebchook.
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