State lawmakers discuss new bill to legalize marijuana

1/1/20–Some state representatives said they are hopeful New Mexico will be the next state to jump on board with legalizing recreational pot. Rep. Javier Martinez, (D)-Albuquerque, is part of the task force created by Gov. Michele Lujan Grisham working to legalize marijuana here in New Mexico. Martinez is pre-filing a new bill in the coming days to legalize marijuana. He said under the new legislation, recreational marijuana would be a private industry, regulated similar to the way the state does liquor stores. Read