Roundhouse discussions stall on legalization of recreational marijuana

Legislature

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – State legislators are at a standstill in talks over legalizing recreational marijuana. A Senate panel decided to pull cannabis discussions just minutes before a hearing scheduled for Sunday.

Legislators are having a hard time finding common ground over taxation, licensing, and pardon procedures for people with past convictions. While Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has stated that recreational marijuana legalization is one of her top priorities, state senators have just six days left to approve legislation before the session ends.

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