Submitted by Norm on Wed, 08/14/2019 - 02:00

In short, while Big Marijuana pushes a bill allowing expansion of its addiction-for-profit model in New Mexico, lawmakers who opposed commercialization in 2019 should stick to their guns. In a state with one of the highest rankings of child poverty, the stakes are too high.

Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy is founder of The Kennedy Forum. He served on the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis and is co-author of A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction.