New Mexico could be the next state to legalize adult recreational use of cannabis in 2020. Legalizing recreational marijuana is one of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s legislative goals.
Grisham, a Democrat, posted on her state website that her plans for legalizing recreational cannabis in New Mexico would include:
- Establishing a regulatory framework for its use.
- Public safety considerations.
- Public health safeguards.
- Protecting the state’s existing medical marijuana program.
Polling shows support for legalizing at 75% of New Mexicans.
The governor said that legalizing MJ is projected to create 11,000 jobs and New Mexico and would generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.