New laws in New Mexico: Higher minimum wage, paid sick leave and recreational cannabis

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Starting no later than April 1, New Mexicans over the age of 21 can soon buy cannabis at the dispensary.

A new year means new laws are in effect in New Mexico. “Statewide, the minimum wage in New Mexico has increased to $11.50 per hour. This will be particularly impactful in smaller communities where there are still lots of employees who don’t make $11.50 per hour,” KOAT Political Expert Brian Sanderoff said.

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