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Let's Talk The New World Of Legal Cannabis

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Let's Talk New Mexico 4/08 8am: Last week in a special session of the New Mexico Legislature lawmakers moved to legalize recreational cannabis and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is expected to sign the legislation. The changes allows individuals to grow for personal use or to sell with a micro-business license and they create a structure that will gradually increase taxes over time. A separate bill allows for the expungement of criminal records for some past marijuana offenses.

 

On the next Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’ll look at what the legislation contains, how it structures legalization and the timeline.

Supporters hail the passage as a way to diversify New Mexico’s economy, bring in tax income and address inequities left by the war on drugs. But opponents worry about the unintended consequences of the new industry and the costs.

 

We’ll talk to lawmakers, regulators and advocates. What questions do you have? Are you excited about legal cannabis? Are you concerned about what it means for New Mexico? Email LetsTalk@kunm.org or call in live during the show.

 

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