Bill legalizing recreational marijuana to hit Senate floor

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A bill legalizing recreational marijuana in New Mexico continues to advance in the legislature. 

House Bill 356 regulates the use, production, and sale of cannabis for adults over 21. Last week the bill narrowly passed in the House. 

Saturday, the Senate Finance Committee advanced it with a “do pass” recommendation. The bill does not allow residents to grow marijuana at home or carry more than one ounce on them at a time. 

Democrats tout the economic benefits of the bill while Republicans say it would lead to increased drug use and dangerous roads. The bill is set to hit the Senate floor sometime this week.

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