New Mexico adult-use cannabis bill fails; gov wants to revive in 2020

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is looking to put recreational marijuana legalization back on the agenda for the next legislative session after a bipartisan bill stalled without a Senate vote as the session ended Saturday.

Lujan Grisham said that next year’s limited 30-day legislative session will include marijuana reform proposals.

The first-term Democrat complimented sponsors of the failed adult-use bill this year that called for a mostly government-run retail structure and subsidized medical cannabis for poor patients.

In New Mexico, the governor decides what major policy issues are heard during abbreviated legislative sessions in even-numbered years.

– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily