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Gov. Lujan Grisham's Recreational Marijuana Pipe Dream passes in NM Senate.

Albuquerque, March 31—This evening the New Mexico Senate followed the House, approving legislation to legalize recreational marijuana, as both Democrat-led legislative chambers bulldozed the public during a Special Session that was unnecessary.
 
During this Holy Week, the Democrat-led legislature held a Special Session on marijuana at the public’s expense. This comes because lawmakers failed to pass such legislation earlier during the regular 60-day session.   
 
The bill calls for sales to begin in the spring of 2022—so what was the rush?
 
This session was simply about fulfilling the Governor’s personal agenda.
 
The following is a statement from Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Steve Pearce:

“This marijuana session was a travesty. As expected, progressive Democrats catered to the Governor’s wishes to make sure this legislation was passed. There was no need for lawmakers to return to the Roundhouse for this bill. With New Mexico’s collapsed economy, high unemployment, and weak education system, it’s sad that marijuana takes priority in a Special Session. Legalizing pot is not an important issue with the state facing so many serious problems. In addition, recreational marijuana would lead to even more crime, underage use, and impaired driving. The Governor has a pipe dream of saving the state’s finances by raking in millions from marijuana revenues, but it’s unclear just how much money will end up in state coffers.”

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  • Robin Greenwood says:

    Back in the 70s, we used to ask people who embarrassed themselves, “Are you stoned or just stupid?”
    In the NM Legislature, the correct answer to the question is, “Yes.”

    We have enough trouble with trying (and not succeeding) to rein in the enormous DWI problem here in NM. Now they want to add potheads/stoners to the mix? Not only are they impaired, they are also paranoid, which further endangers law enforcement officers!

    Way to go, Empress. Just as great an idea as locking everyone up for a year (so far) so well over 300 businesses are gone forever.

    You have a lot to answer for and I hope you have to do it in court.

  • Michelle Lafaye says:

    When it comes to the voting process do the parties in New Mexico have in each community precinct a precinct committeemen?

  • Sharon L Hohlfeld says:

    In order for the state to make money in taxes from legal marijuana businesses, the border has to be secure. Businesses with regulations and taxes can not compete with the cartels, that do not play by the rules.

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