MJ Biz reports…
A New Mexico legislative committee Monday advanced a social equity and microbusiness-focused adult-use marijuana legalization bill while tabling a more industry-oriented measure.
The early step indicates what direction the Legislature appears to be headed and reflects a pronounced national trend to include social justice and equity provisions in virtually every recreational legalization effort.
The New Mexico House Health Committee advanced House Bill 12 by a vote of 7-4 to the House Tax Committee. House Bill 17, which didn’t include social justice provisions, was tabled.New-Mexico-House-Bill-12
HB 12 calls for rules to be developed by Jan. 1, 2022, and license applications to be accepted by July 1, 2022. Existing medical marijuana operators in the state could start adult-use sales on Oct. 1, 2021.