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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 09:46 PM

Governor signs bill to legalise recreational pot in US state of New Mexico

Source: Associated Press


7:18PM SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation today legalising recreational marijuana use within months and kicking off sales next year, making it the seventh state since November to put an end to pot prohibition.

The governor, a Democrat, has supported marijuana reform as a way to create jobs and shore up state revenue.

New Mexico voters ousted ardent opponents of legalization from the state Senate in the 2020 Democratic primary, opening the way for recreational marijuana.

The governor called a special legislative session to tackle the issue in late March after legalization efforts faltered.

Read more: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/governor-signs-bill-legalise-recreational-pot-in-us-state-new-mexico

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Reply Governor signs bill to legalise recreational pot in US state of New Mexico (Original post)
Judi Lynn Apr 12 OP
samnsara Apr 12 #1
RussBLib Apr 12 #2
vercetti2021 Apr 12 #6
Warpy Apr 13 #11
vercetti2021 Apr 13 #12
Warpy Apr 13 #14
abqtommy Apr 12 #3
Talitha Apr 12 #5
Cha Apr 12 #4
bahboo Apr 12 #7
Ponietz Apr 12 #8
Faux pas Apr 12 #9
ZonkerHarris Apr 13 #10
Postal Grunt Apr 13 #13
pamela Apr 13 #16
pamela Apr 13 #15

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 10:14 PM

1. yay..another state i can legally drive thru :)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 10:36 PM

2. And big, fat, stupid Texas just sits there

Fucking GOP. The nation of Mexico is on the cusp of legal.rec weed, and big, fat, stupid Texas just sits there. They don't want those millions and billions in revenue.

Fucking GOP.

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 10:59 PM

6. Wait until increased influx of weed in Texas

Especially in Amarillo. Now that New Mexico legalized and it's closer than Colorado. Weed is gonna flow illegally in

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 12:14 AM

11. Not just in Amarillo

Funniest thing I've seen in ages was a program on legalized cannabis in CO. Toward the end, they visited one of the Camp Cannabis type resorts and interviewed a couple of old gals from OK who'd been curious enough to make the trip. One old gal was having a great time. said she'd never drink again, "drinking just turns you into a redneck!"

NM has been shockingly progressive over the past 15 or so years, greeting marriage equality with a yawn, ending civil asset forfeiture by state and local cops, ending the death penalty, ending qualified immunity for bad cops and other officials, and now legalizing recreational cannabis.

One problem is that they made the taxes on it too high, so the black market can continue to undercut the state pot stores. That's something that can be addressed in the future.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 12:25 AM

12. Huge start though

New Mexico is more progressive now for sure. It'll only get more progressive now. Transplants will ensure that.

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 01:30 AM

14. A lot of transplants don't last

Californians don't like our winters and people from back east miss the amenities. The rest of us call it the Land of Entrapment, a roach motel for people who fall in love with the high desert.

There could also be blowback coming, I sincerely hope it won't happen, even the GOP governors haven't been all bad.

Oh, and another thing the lege did this year, they got the old antiabortion laws off the books in case the USSC overturns Roe.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 10:39 PM

3. It's been a long, long time since I used pot in any form but I'm glad to see steps being

taken to decriminalize possession and use. That oughta free up the courts to hear more
cases against reTHUG fascist insurrectionists.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 10:57 PM

5. THIS

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 10:45 PM

4. KR Beautiful state of New Mexico!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 11:28 PM

7. one of my favorite states...

became even better...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 11:31 PM

8. Que vive Nuevo Mexico!

Looking forward to creating a grow room soon.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 11:59 PM

9. Kicketty Kickin'

Good for New Mexico

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 12:05 AM

10. Prohibition is a failed public policy, again.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 01:04 AM

13. That's going to hurt...

That's going to hurt the economy of Southern Colorado. Every town that has a highway connection with NM seems to have at least two or three dispensaries.

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Response to Postal Grunt (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 07:23 AM

16. Yes.

I won't miss my trips to Trinidad, Antonito, San Luis, Pagosa Springs or Cortez. Well, maybe a little...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 07:18 AM

15. "US state of New Mexico."

As an avid reader of "One of our fifty states is missing," that made me chuckle.


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