New Mexico State Representative to Introduce Marijuana Legalization Bill in Upcoming Special Session

Article by Kasia Gregorczyk and J.R. Oppenheim, KOB4

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State lawmakers will be arriving in Santa Fe Friday for a much-anticipated special session, where they will try to hammer out a solution to the state’s budget crisis and possibly talk about reinstating the death penalty.

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One House representative has an idea for how to being revenue to state. To combat the state’s budget woes, state Rep. Bill McCamley, D-Doña Ana, will propose the Cannabis Revenue and Freedom Act, which would make it legal for adults 21 years and older to use marijuana for recreational purposes.

The state currently allows for marijuana use for medical reasons.

“Very similar to what they’re doing very successfully in Colorado and Oregon, it’s estimated to bring in around $60 million in revenue to the states,” McCamley said.

A Martinez spokesperson said the governor does not support such legislation.

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