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New Mexico Senate Committee Approves Bill to Legalize Marijuana, Including Marijuana Stores

A Senate committee in New Mexico has voted in favor of legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana for those 21 and older.  Senate Joint Resolution 4, filed by Senator Ortiz Y Pino (D), was passed by the Senate Rules Committee by a vote of 4 to 3. Senators Lopez, Ortiz y Pino, Ivey-Soto, and Steinborn voted …

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9 States Have Legalized Cannabis – Here Are the 5 States Most Likely to Become #10

Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Alaska, Massachusetts, Maine, California and Nevada have all legalized marijuana, and Vermont’s Legislature just approved a bill to join this list. Which state will be #10? Below is a list (in no particular order) of the top five states we believe are the most likely to legalize marijuana next, becoming the 10th …

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Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed in New Mexico Legislature

A constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana has been pre-filed in the New Mexico Senate. The legislation, filed by Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino, would amend the New Mexico constitution by adding a new section that reads: “Possession and personal use of marijuana shall be lawful by persons twenty-one years of age or older only if …

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New Mexico House Committee Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

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A New Mexico bill that would decriminalize up to an ounce of marijuana, while reducing the penalty for larger amounts, has been approved by a House committee. The House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee gave approval to Senate Bill 258 with a unanimous vote. The proposal already passed the state’s full Senate earlier this month …

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New Mexico Senate Passes Legislation to Decriminalize Marijuana

Legislation to decriminalize the possession of up to a half ounce of marijuana, while reducing the penalties for larger amounts, has been passed by New Mexico’s full Senate. Senate Bill 258 was passed with a strong 33 to 9 vote, sending to the House of Representatives for consideration. If passed in the House it would …

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The 5 States Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana Next (and by 2018)

Washington and Colorado legalized marijuana in 2012. Oregon and Alaska followed in 2014. In 2016, Massachusetts, Maine, California and Nevada joined the movement. Here’s a look at the five states most likely to be next, and by the end of next year.   Vermont Last year Vermont’s Senate became the first in U.S. history to …

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New Mexico Marijuana Legalization Bill Advances Through House Committee With 3 to 1 Vote

New Mexico’s House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee has voted 3 to 1 to advance a measure to legalize recreational cannabis. According to a legislative synopsis for the proposal (sponsored by State Representatives Bill McCamley and Javier Martinez); “House Bill 89 enacts the Cannabis Revenue and Freedom Act (CRFA); which establishes a comprehensive regulatory framework …

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Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed in New Mexico

Legislation to legalize marijuana has been filed in New Mexico’s House of Representatives. The Cannabis Revenue and Freedom Act was filed by Representative Bill McCamley (D-LasCruces). It would allow those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of cannabis, or up to two ounces at home. The possession of up to seven grams …

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Large Majority of New Mexico Voters Support Legalizing Recreational Cannabis

A large majority of likely voters in New Mexico support legalizing cannabis for recreational uses, a new Albuquerque Journal Poll has found. According to the survey, 61% of New Mexico voters likely to vote in the upcoming election are in support of legalizing cannabis for all uses for adults. Just 34% – roughly 1 in …

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New Mexico Senate Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

A proposal to legalize recreational cannabis for everyone 21 and older has been passed by the New Mexico’s Senate Rules Committee. The vote on Senate Joint Resolution 5 was 6 to 4. Although the committee was initially locked in a 5 to 5 vote that was along party lines, with Democrats in support, Republican Senator …

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