ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Most recent on New Mexico marijuana legalizing debate (all instances nearby):
Kunkel told a bipartisan group studying legalizing recreational marijuana in the state on Wednesday that is why any proposal to legalized recreational marijuana ought to seek to guard New Mexico’s present healthcare plan.
She says healthcare marijuana sufferers seek things like oils and suppositories that would not be sought by possible recreational customers.
A bipartisan group appointed by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to study legalizing recreational marijuana in the state is holding its very first public policy meeting.
Members of the group consist of Democratic and Republican legislators who sponsored unsuccessful legislation this year to authorize and tax recreational marijuana sales at state-run shops. That proposal passed a Property vote but stalled in the Senate.
The Governor’s Functioning Group on Cannabis Legalization is scheduled to hold a comparable meeting in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on Aug. 28. It also is slated to check out Colorado to meet with state regulators there.