Paving a path for legal cannabis


STARTS RIGHT NOW. SHELLY: A GROUP FOCUSED AT
CREATING LAWS FOR LEGAL,
RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN NEW
MEXICO HEARD YOUR THOUGHTS FOR
THE LAST TIME TODAY BEFORE THEY
FINALIZE THEIR REPORT. DOUG: ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER
JUSTIN MATTHEWS SHOWS US HOW
COMMUNITY LEADERS ARE TRYING TO
FIGURE OUT HOW TO HANDLE THE
CASH CROP IF IT’S LEGAL. REPORTER: GOVERNOR MICHELLE
LUJAN GRISHAM’S WORK GROUP
DRAFTING A REPORT ABOUT WHAT
LEGAL RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA
WOULD LOOK LIKE IN NEW MEXIC
HAD ITS FIFTH AND FINAL MEETING TODAY AT THE ROUNDHOUSE. THE CLOCK IS TICKING FOR THEM.>>CREATING THIS TYPE OF
LEGISLATION IS HUGELY COMPLEX. WE ARE DEALING WITH A NEW
MARKETPLACE, WE ARE DEALING WITH
TAX ISSUES, PUBLIC SAFETY,
PUBLIC HEALTH. HOW DO WE PROTECT OUR CHILDREN? REPORTER: ALL REASONS WHY THE
GOVERNOR FORMED THE WORK GROUP
TRAVELING AROUND THE STATE FOR
THE PAST 3 MONTHS HEARING WHAT
YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT LEGAL
CANNABIS IN NEW MEXICO. DURING TODAY’S FINAL PUBLIC
MEETING, THE WORK GROUP HEARD
FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT. CHAIRMAN PAT DAVIS SAYS OTHER
STATES PUT FORTH MARIJUANA
LEGALIZATION WITHOUT HEARING LAW
ENFORCEMENT’S PERSPECTIVE. THE NEW MEXICO SHERIFF’S
ASSOCIATION, AND THE STATE’S
ASSOCIATION OF CHIEF’S OF POLICE
TALKED TO THE BOARD ABOUT WHAT
OFFICERS’ BIGGEST CHALLENGES
WOULD BE, WITH LEGAL MARIJUANA.>>ME PERSONALLY AS A SMALL TOWN
CHIEF, IT WILL BE THE FUNDING TO
TRAIN OFFICERS WITH THE NEW
RULES AND DETECTING DUI. REPORTER: CHIEF GALLEGOS ALSO
USED THE EXAMPLE OF WHAT TO DO
WITH POLICE DOGS WHO ARE TRAINED
TO SEEK OUT MARIJUANA AND HOW
CITIES BORDERING TEXAS WILL
HANDLE THE INFLUX OF PEOPLE COMING IN TO BUY WEED. THE WORKGROUPS CHAIRMAN PAT
DAVIS TELLS ME THEY PLAN TO HAVE
THE REPORT FINISHED IN JUST TWO
WEEKS. WITHIN THAT REPORT, A
RECOMMENDATION OF $5 MILLION PER
— FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINIG
AND OTHER TOOLS TO HELP OFFICERS
KEEP THE STREETS SAFE. REPORTING AND SANTA FE, JUSTIN
MATTHEWS, KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS. SHELLY: AFTER THE WORK GROUP
FINALIZES THEIR DRAFT, THEY WILL
PRESENT IT TO THE GOVERNOR. STATE LAWMAKERS WILL THEN TAKE
THAT REPORT, POSSIBLY MAKE
CHANGES, AND TRY TO PASS IT
THROUGH THE HOUSE AND SENATE. IF IT GETS THE GOVERNOR’S
SIGNATURE, NEW MEXICO WOULD BE
THE SECOND STATE TO PASS LEGAL
POT WITHOUT VOTERS APPROVA

6 thoughts on “Paving a path for legal cannabis”

  1. Pharmaceutical Corporations are already rich enough from pushing drugs. People die and fatally overdose on some of these drugs. These companies obviously stand to lose some really major profits if we exercise our freedom before it is hijacked further and stand up for our right to grow and own a plant in the United States of America. I don't care what law enforcement or politicians think, and I don't care what filthy rich drug czars say either! Freedom from oppression is even more urgent when our drug laws in states where it isn't legal are a dumpster fire of criminal records, seized property, and unnecessary court/jail stipulations and costs. Some people find Cannabis/Hemp to help them immensely from a medical standpoint, especially when seeking an alternative to prescription drugs! Please follow this link to support OUR petition! Thanks a million!

    http://chng.it/fxMYq8PN

  2. So this police chef wants to keep arresting people for cannabis because he doesn't have the funds to re train his officers? WTH!!!
    What happened to serve and protect?

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