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NM Legalizes Marijuana Which May Start Tribal Owned Enterprises

“New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation Monday legalizing recreational marijuana use within months and kicking off sales next year, making it the seventh state since November to put an end to pot prohibition.” M. Lee, AP, ICT April 12, 2021

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Excerpt: New Mexico governor legalizes recreational pot, By Morgan Lee, Associated Press, ICT

“The governor [Lujan Grisham], a Democrat, has supported marijuana reform as a way to create jobs and shore up state revenue. 

On Monday, she also touched on concerns about the harm inflicted on racial and ethnic minorities by drug criminalization and tough policing, noting that the new law could free about 100 from prison and expunge criminal records for thousands of residents…Agency Superintendent Linda Trujillo said people age 21 and over will be allowed start growing marijuana at home and possess up to 2 ounces (56 grams) of cannabis outside their homes starting on June 29 [2021].  Recreational cannabis sales start next year by April 1 [2022] at state-licensed dispensaries.

The approved legislation allows the state to forge agreements with tribal governments that could open the marijuana industry to tribal enterprises.

Lujan Grisham highlighted that licensed cannabis farmers can begin scaling up cultivation several months ahead of opening day in efforts to keep pace with demands when sales begin…The new law mandates child-proof packaging and defers to employers on whether workers can indulge in marijuana.

At the same time, home marijuana growers will be allowed to grow up to six plants per person, or 12 per household. The scent of marijuana will no longer be grounds for police searches…Medical marijuana dispensaries already are staking out territory in small towns near the border with Texas — a major potential market for marijuana tourism. It remains illegal to transport marijuana across state lines…Rules also are due by the start of 2022 on product safety, minimum qualifications for a marijuana business license and standards for vetting and training ‘cannabis servers’ — who must hold a state permit and be 21 or older.”

Map of Marijuana Legality By Statehttps://disa.com/map-of-marijuana-legality-by-state “Marijuana laws are changing at a rapid pace across all 50 states, making things a bit confusing at times. In order to keep up with the ever-changing laws, DISA has provided this interactive map for information on legalization, medical use, recreational use, and anything in between.” April 2021

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