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New Mexico Poised to Legalize Marijuana, Virginia Gov. Pushes to Expedite Legalization

HeadlineApr 02, 2021

New Mexico’s Legislature has passed a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana and expunge the criminal records of some individuals convicted of marijuana possession. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has promised to sign the bill, which would make New Mexico the 16th U.S. state to legalize recreational cannabis.

This follows New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signing Wednesday of a similar bill. In Virginia, Governor Ralph Northam is urging the state’s General Assembly to legalize recreational marijuana by July 1 instead of waiting until 2024. 

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