Legislature

Recreational marijuana bill heads to governor’s desk for final approval

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Recreational cannabis is one step closer to being legalized in the state, all it needs now is the governor’s signature. The New Mexico Senate voted to legalize recreational marijuana Wednesday night. For years, legislation to legalize recreational marijuana has died or stalled in the Senate, so

Special session underway in Santa Fe

Recreational cannabis main focus SANTA FE, N.M. — From pot plant producer limits to expungements for previous cannabis crimes to keeping kids and our roadways safe – state lawmakers still have a few things to hash out if they are to pass a recreational cannabis bill this special session.

Marijuana bill to be split for special session

LAS CRUCES – New Mexico State Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, said legislation to legalize recreational marijuana sales may be split into two bills when the Legislature convenes for a special session Tuesday, March 30.

New Mexico seeks end to police immunity from prosecution

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill that would end police immunity from prosecution in New Mexico to allow civil right lawsuits in state court cleared its last major hurdle with Senate approval, as Democratic legislators responded to concerns about police brutality and accountability.