New Mexicans might be voting on marijuana legalization this November. House Bill 75 and Senate Joint Resolution 5 would allow adults 21 or older to legally purchase, possess and use marijuana in the state.
Once residents found that tax dollars from regulated marijuana sales would help fund health-related programs, 69-percent of the state’s residents became supportive of regulated marijuana sales, according to recent poll results posted by NORML.
If these bills pass legislation and are put into law, New Mexico residents ages 21 and over would be able to purchase marijuana from legal retail locations.
Additional work to get recreational marijuana on New Mexico voting ballots needs to be done. Supporters believe that a public vote on recreational marijuana legalization and properly regulated sales would pass easily.