New Mexico Lawmakers Legalize Marijuana

By April 8, 2021Uncategorized

A bill legalizing marijuana and establishing a commercial market for the substance was passed by the New Mexico State Legislature after a special session dedicated to passing the bill was called by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.

Dr. Kevin Sabet, president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) released the following statement in response:

“The result of today’s vote is not what we had hoped, but we are proud of the work we have done over the last three years to build a coalition to oppose and ultimately defeat a well-organized legalization push for two years in a row.

“As we move forward, we will work to continue building upon our pro-public health and safety coalition to expose the industry’s deceitful practices and hold lawmakers accountable for the harms this industry will bring upon New Mexico.”

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