Another State Passes Marijuana Bill as Legal Weed Wave Sweeps US


New Mexico is joining a wave of states legalizing recreational weed as its Democrat-dominated legislature sent a package of marijuana bills on Wednesday to a supportive governor. Lawmakers used a marathon legislative session to push through marijuana legalization for adults over 21 and a companion bill that automatically erases many past marijuana convictions. The bills would legalize recreational pot sales in New Mexico by April 2022. New Mexico would join 16 states that have already legalized marijuana. California and Colorado were among the first in the U.S. to legalize the drug, with Arizona following suit earlier this year through a ballot initiative. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a legalization bill on Wednesday, and a proposal in Virginia is awaiting the governor’s signature. The New Mexico bills would reconsider criminal drug sentences for about 100 prisoners and give the governor a strong hand in regulating the industry. New Mexico flirted with cannabis legalization in the 1990s under then-Gov. Gary Johnson. The state’s medical marijuana program founded in 2007 has attracted more than 100,000 patients.

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