New Mexico’s Senate failed to hear a marijuana legalization bill as time ticked down to the close of the legislative session on Saturday. With just hours left before lawmakers adjourned, however, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) said she’ll call them back soon for a special session to consider the issue of ending cannabis prohibition. “We’re going to have a special session in a week or so, and we’re going to get cannabis because I am not going to wait another year,” the governor said in comments to the Sandoval County Democratic Party on Saturday. “We’re going to win it and it’s going to have the social justice aspects that we know have to be in a package.” The governor’s office said that as lawmakers continued through a session that stretched past midnight, Lujan Grisham “has had very productive conversations with leadership on both sides about a path forward on legalized adult-use cannabis.” “It’s important enough and we’re close enough that the governor firmly believes it will be worth an extra effort to close the deal,” the statement said.
Ben Adlin, Marijuana Moment, 03/20/2021 14:00:00