New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (Feb. 6, 2018) –  Last week, a New Mexico Senate committee narrowly passed a bill that would give voters the opportunity to amend the state constitution and legalize marijuana. Passage would set the foundation to nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on cannabis in practice. Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D-Albuquerque) introduced Senate…

SANTA FE, N.M. (March 8, 2017) – A New Mexico bill that would decriminalize industrial hemp took another step forward last week, passing an important Senate committee. Passage into law would set the stage for the people there to nullify federal prohibition on the plant in practice. Rep. Rick Little (R-Chaparral) introduced House Bill 166 (HB166) on…

SANTA FE, N.M. (Feb. 14, 2017) – The New Mexico House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would decriminalize industrial hemp yesterday. Passage into law would set the stage for the people there to nullify federal prohibition on the plant in practice. Rep. Rick Little (R-Chaparral) introduced House Bill 166 (HB166) on Jan 18. The legislation would simply…

SANTA FE, N.M. (Feb. 9, 2017) –  A bill that would decriminalize hemp cleared its second House committee hurdle Tuesday. Passage into law would set the stage to nullify federal prohibition on the plant in practice. Rep. Rick Little (R-Chaparral) introduced House Bill 166 (HB166) on Jan 18. The legislation would simply remove industrial hemp from the…