Cannabis Decriminalization Measure Placed on November Ballot in Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Bernalillo County commissioners have voted 3 to 2 to put a cannabis decriminalization proposal to a vote this November. Bernalillo County is New Mexico’s most populous county.
The proposal, though it unfortunately would not be legally binding (it’s more of a public opinion poll), would ask voters whether they support decriminalizing the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for adults. Although the measure’s approval wouldn’t technically change the law, a strong vote in favor of the proposal would go a long way in convincing lawmakers that it’s the right time to reform the county and state’s cannabis policies.
Recently Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry vetoed a measure that would have allowed voters in New Mexico’s largest city to vote on the legalization of cannabis.