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Senate debates recreational marijuana bill after it passed in the House

Christina Rodriguez
Updated: March 31, 2021 07:51 PM
Created: March 31, 2021 10:42 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The House floor voted 38-32 Wednesday, passing a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in New Mexico.

House Bill 2, the Cannabis Regulation Act, had just passed its final House committee just after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Sponsors of the newest bill said it closely resembles House Bill 12, which made it to the Senate during the 60-day session. 

The bill previously passed the House during the regular 60-day legislative session by a vote of 39-31. 

HB 2 is now being debated in a Senate committee.

One of the amendments that came up in the Senate said members of the legislature could not apply or be granted a recreational marijuana license prior to July 2026. The amendment passed by a 25-17 vote.  


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