Recreational Marijuana Bill Clears New Mexico Senate Panel
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Recreational Marijuana Bill Clears New Mexico Senate Panel

Bill supporters include advocacy groups for criminal justice reform including defense attorneys and the ACLU.

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March 11, 2019

SANTA FE - A proposal to legalize the sale and consumption of recreational marijuana through state-run stores in New Mexico is advancing in the state Legislature.

A Senate panel on Saturday, March 9 endorsed the House-approved bill that would allow possession of up to 1 ounce (28 grams) of marijuana for recreational use by people 21 and over, while applying taxes of up to 17 percent on sales.

Bill supporters include advocacy groups for criminal justice reform including defense attorneys and the ACLU. Businesses associations and medical marijuana businesses are worried about state involvement in sales and a potential plunge in marijuana prices.

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