Why I founded UCANX, in 2010, moved that to The Land of Enchantment, and supported Lujan Grisham, since a Rep.: Gov. Lujan Grisham unveils recreational marijuana legalization proposal. The governor’s office reports that while the state has been regulating legal medical cannabis for over a decade, last year producers sold almost three times more medical cannabis than chile.
“It’s time to stop pretending cannabis is not already a part of our economy and culture,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. "The thousands of New Mexicans who work in, supply and serve our medical cannabis program are employers; they are doctors; they are entrepreneurs; they are neighbors.”
The proposal also includes an initiative that provides for the possible dismissal of cases involving individuals who were incarcerated for cannabis-related crimes. The legislation also calls for a 20% tax rate unlike higher rates in other states, which is expected to prevent buyers from turning to the black market.
The bill will exempt residents in the medical cannabis program from the tax and would require cannabis growers to serve the medical market before the recreational market.