Bill to legalize marijuana filed


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It’s official. The state Senator who’s been talking about legalizing pot in New Mexico filed the bill.

We now have more details about how it would run if it passed.

Albuquerque democrat Senator Ortiz y Pino officially filed the constitutional amendment late last week, that could make it legal to use marijuana for recreational purposes, and it could allow the state to tax the drug.

We learned the law would run similar to liquor laws, meaning it could only legally be sold to people 21 and over.

However, there are no specific details about how much a person could buy at a time, like in Colorado, or who could sell it.

If the legislature passes it, state voters would have to approve it in order for it to become law. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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