The House has avoided proposals to extend strict restrictions on the number of production licenses on the amount of pot grown that would mimic surveillance under the current medical cannabis program.
Critics note that the system made medical cannabis more dear to New Mexico than neighbors Colorado and Arizona and warn against creating a legal cartel of commercial marijuana licensees.
“Our bill provides a solid opportunity in a fair way,” said Democratic Representative Andrea Romero of Santa Fe, co-sponsor of the House-approved proposal. “Reducing the harms of the criminalization of cannabis is seen throughout our bill.”
This move closely resembles a proposal by Senator Jacob Candelaria of the Democratic state that provides for state and local excise taxes on recreational marijuana, lifts the limits on cultivation, and aims to open new niches for little ones. boats …
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