Recreational marijuana bill passes second committee, heads to House floor

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in New Mexico passed its second committee during the legislative special session.

The House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 2 in a 7-4 vote around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The House Taxation and Revenue Committee passed HB 2 by an 8-4 vote Tuesday.

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

HB 2 now heads to the House floor for a full vote. House lawmakers plan to reconvene at 10 a.m. Wednesday.