New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is calling for lawmakers to legalize marijuana in the state in 2020.
The democrat Governor said in the 2020 agenda that she sent to lawmakers this past Wednesday that she wants the legislature to enact a bill “legalizing the use of recreational cannabis in New Mexico and establishing a regulatory framework for its use, including public safety considerations, public health safeguards, and the protection of the state’s existing medical cannabis program.”
If lawmakers were to send such a bill to her desk, the state of New Mexico would more than likely be the next state to legalize the plant.
New Mexico legislature is meeting for a short 30-day session that begins on January 21.
“Supported by 75 percent of New Mexicans in a recent poll, the legalization of recreational cannabis is projected to create 11,000 New Mexico jobs and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue,” Lujan Grisham said in her formal call for the 2020 session.
Lujan Grisham is also asking lawmakers to pass a bill making clear that the state’s medical cannabis program applies only to residents.