By Related Press

(AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is launching a brand new effort to craft laws that would legalize leisure marijuana gross sales subsequent 12 months.

The primary-year Democratic governor introduced Friday her recruitment of well being, authorized and financial coverage consultants to serve in a brand new dialogue group that gives suggestions on state legalization.

Members of the group embrace Democratic and Republican legislators who sponsored unsuccessful laws this 12 months to authorize and tax leisure marijuana gross sales at state run shops. That proposal handed a Home vote however stalled within the state Senate.

Albuquerque Metropolis Councilor Pat Davis is main the so-called cannabis legalization activity power.

Different individuals characterize a labor union, sheriff’s division, well being care enterprise, Native American tribe, medical cannabis enterprise, county authorities affiliation, business financial institution and hospital firm.

AP Picture/Elaine Thompson