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  New Mexico Governor Calls For MJ Legalization
Posted by CN Staff on January 16, 2020 at 17:07:15 PT
By Tom Angell, Contributor  
Source: Forbes  

cannabis Mexico -- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) said in the 2020 agenda she sent to lawmakers on Wednesday that she wants the legislature to enact a bill “legalizing the use of recreational cannabis in New Mexico and establishing a regulatory framework for its use, including public safety considerations, public health safeguards, and the protection of the state’s existing medical cannabis program.”

If lawmakers send such a bill to her desk, New Mexico will almost certainly be the next state in the U.S. to end cannabis prohibition, as the legislature there is meeting for a short 30-day session that begins on January 21.

Lujan Grisham ran on support for legalization in 2018. Last year, after the idea advanced in the legislature but fell short of final passage, she created a working group to study the issue and make recommendations.

The panel held a series of hearings and released a report in October that said legalization legislation should include automatic expungements of past records and provisions to ensure equity in the industry for communities targeted by the war on drugs. It also said that home cultivation of marijuana by consumers should either be prohibited or licensed by the state.

Last month, the governor’s working group released a poll showing overwhelming public support for cannabis legalization.

“Supported by 75 percent of New Mexicans in a recent poll, the legalization of recreational cannabis is projected to create 11,000 New Mexico jobs and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue,” Lujan Grisham said in her formal call for the 2020 session.

In 2019, the state House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize marijuana and let state-run stores control most sales. The proposal later advanced through one Senate committee but did not receive a floor vote in that chamber.

Lawmakers did send Lujan Grisham a more limited bill to simply decriminalize marijuana possession, however, which she signed.

In the new session call, the governor is also asking lawmakers to pass a bill making clear that the state’s medical cannabis program applies only to residents. A court ruled last year that out-of-state patients could participate, over the objections of regulators.

Lujan Grisham says the restriction is needed “in order to protect the program and its patients.”

Source: Forbes Magazine (US)
Author: Tom Angell, Contributor
Published: January 15, 2020
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Comment #8 posted by afterburner on February 01, 2020 at 11:10:06 PT
Bees Love Cannabis
Bees love cannabis, and it’s helping to restore their declining populations. Saturday, February 01, 2020 by: Ethan Huff. Tags: agriculture, arrested, banned, bees, cannabis, Cannabis sativa, colony collapse disorder, corruption, harvest, hemp, Illegal, jailed, pollen, pollinators,  populations, Prohibition, red states https://tinyurl.com/umheepk

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Comment #7 posted by John Tyler on January 30, 2020 at 09:25:41 PT
More and more states
As more and more states relegalize, more and more states will relegalize. Relegalization is a money maker. Prohibited states will lose lots and lots of money to legal neighboring states. It was that way with alcoholic beverages and lotteries. Don’t let your state be the last to relegalize. Don’t lose out on economic growth, and personal freedom due to outdated racist ideology. If your current batch of politicians won’t do the job, vote them out. Let them know now that you will vote them out at the next election.

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Comment #6 posted by afterburner on January 30, 2020 at 08:46:47 PT
Guerrilla Activism, Once Popular back in the Day
I don't think that Tennessee was on national radar.

WORLD | News.

Man arrested for smoking marijuana cigarette in courtroom.

Leah Asmelash and Artemis Moshtaghian. CNN. Published Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:22AM EST https://beta.ctvnews.ca/national/world/2020/1/28/1_4786715.html

The will of the people cannot be ignored.

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Comment #5 posted by The GCW on January 24, 2020 at 13:40:55 PT
Hmmm
The best they can do may stop this virus. All We can do though is observe.

Read a Chicago woman has it but didn't know it didn't show up till 11 days later.

and 50 people are under investigation in 22 states,

and those numbers are likely to grow.

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Comment #4 posted by FoM on January 24, 2020 at 07:53:13 PT
The GCW
I expect to see more. A woman 60 years old returned from China on January 13th and now on January 24th has this virus. The headline is: Live updates: CDC confirms a second U.S. patient has tested positive for coronavirus, and 50 people are under investigation in 22 states

I know some people can't read the WP. I clear my history and can always get back in then.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/coronavirus-china-live-updates/2020/01/24/4e678f9c-3e03-11ea-afe2-090eb37b60b1_story.html

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Comment #3 posted by FoM on January 24, 2020 at 06:37:44 PT
The GCW
I am following this very closely. Being locked down in a city would be horrible. I will stay way out here in Amish Country where it is safer. I can only imagine if it got into New York City and couldn't be contained how bad it could be.

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Comment #2 posted by The GCW on January 22, 2020 at 16:00:48 PT
Re: mention of quarantine, some time back.
Remember?

a bunch of years ago there was some (quite a bit I thought) mention (here) of quarantines on large city size scales, some time back? -where if You were in the wrong place at the wrong time, You could be caught up a quagmire, a scope of which could be huge... beyond anything normal by today's standards.

& the thought that it could happen suddenly, -You know, stuck in a metropolis for who knows how long.?

effecting many...???

Now,

Coronavirus: China to bar 11m residents from leaving city at centre of outbreak https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/22/coronavirus-china-measures-rein-spread-mutate-disease-death-toll

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Comment #1 posted by afterburner on January 20, 2020 at 05:58:21 PT
More States Moving Forward on Medical & Adult
The Unlikeliest State Is Voting on Marijuana in November. This conservative state could be going green by this fall. Sean Williams. (TMFUltraLong). Author Bio. Jan 18, 2020 at 10:51AM. https://tinyurl.com/vuzdb25

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