Recreational marijuana bill clears N.M. Legislature

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 30: Cannabis is displayed at Essence Vegas Cannabis Dispensary before the midnight start of recreational marijuana sales on June 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. On July 1, Nevada joins seven other states allowing recreational marijuana use and becomes the first of four states that voted to legalize recreational sales in November's election to allow dispensaries to sell cannabis for recreational use to anyone over 21. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 12:45 AM PT – Thursday, April 1, 2021

Recreational marijuana has gotten one step closer to legalization in New Mexico. According to reports, the proposal to legalize recreational cannabis for adults ages 21 and older was approved by legislators at a special session on Wednesday.

The bill includes provisions like caps on the number of plants per household and the amount sellers can grow. Despite some pushback, it passed in the State Senate 23-to-13 and cleared the House 41-to-28, which sent it up to the governor’s desk for final approval.

“I’m just very excited for the people of the state of New Mexico,” State Rep. Javier Martinez (D) said. “I think the people deserve a big transformative win like this one. I can’t wait for this industry to get to work and create jobs and bring revenues for our state.”

The governor is expected to sign the bill into law, which would make cannabis legal in the state by next April.

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