People's Choice: Decriminalize Marijuana?

Sep 8, 2014

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The Santa Fe City Council approved a measure decriminalizing marijuana. Albuquerque's Mayor Richard Berry vetoed a similar proposal. And now the Bernalillo County Commission is planning to ask voters if they think possession of small amounts of marijuana should mean fines instead of jail sentences.

We'll ask what decriminalization means for individuals and government agencies in New Mexico. Is decriminalization a stepping stone to legalization on a statewide level? What are the benefits? What are potential pitfalls?


  • Pat Davis, Progress Now NM
  • Celine Espinosa, Santa Fe Police Department
  • Joey Peters, Santa Fe Reporter

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