A New Mexico Senate panel advanced two competing marijuana legalization bills at a Tuesday hearing as lawmakers work to merge a handful of proposals into a single measure ahead of a legislative deadline later this month. The Senate Tax, Business, and Transportation Committee unanimously passed a Republican-led Senate bill to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults 21 and older at the hearing. In a separate 7–4 vote, the panel also advanced an amended version of House legislation approved by that chamber late last month. Two other Senate proposals, SB 363 and SB 13, which the panel considered during an earlier hearing, were left by the wayside with the consent of their sponsors as lawmakers continue rolling the various bills into one.
Ben Adlin, Marijuana Moment, 03/09/2021 21:27:00