New Mexico

Michelle Lujan Grisham (D)

New Mexico

Took Office 2019
Term Expires 2023
NORML Grade: A

2019 Enacted Legislation

Governor Lujan Grisham signed several cannabis-related bills into law in 2019. Among them. Senate Bill 323 decriminalizes cannabis possession up to one-half-ounce of marijuana; Senate Bill 370 permits those convicted of certain low-level cannabis-related crimes to petition for expungement of their record. In addition, the Governor signed two bills, Senate Bill 204 and Senate Bill 206, greatly expanding patients’ access to medical cannabis, and protecting qualified patients from discrimination. She also oversaw the establishment of a task-force to study issues pertaining to adult-use cannabis regulation and to make policy recommendations to the legislature. (Link)(Link)(Link)(Link)

2019 Vetoed Legislation



Governor Lujan Grisham has called on lawmakers in the 2020 legislative session to pass legislation regulating adult-use cannabis sales. "Recreational cannabis is an economic game-changer. It is an incredibly important opportunity. We are serious about getting it passed." (Link)

"This is the fact: recreational cannabis can be the next frontier of our economic expansion. We can get in on the ground floor or we can try to play catch up. I know which one I prefer. And I know which one New Mexicans prefer." (Link)

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