Happy Weed Day!

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

I was deeply proud to sign this bill into law because I know it will open up so many opportunities for New Mexico. Opportunities for workers and entrepreneurs to build prosperous careers. Opportunities to generate more revenue for state and local governments. And opportunities to mend the harm done by the failed war on drugs – which has taken a disproportionate toll on communities of color.

This is the kind of change I’m dreaming of when I talk about building a brighter future for New Mexico – a win-win that allows both individuals and communities to thrive. Together, we’ll keep fighting to make our bold agenda a reality. This session, we’ve proven that it’s possible.

If you search around the Web, no doubt you’ll find the occasional nod to the new law here in New Mexico. We’re all proud of the law and the governor who got it through the Roundhouse. I’ve already rec’d happy notes from friends back East who are ready to visit at the drop of a joint.

Funny thing is … I haven’t smoked ANYTHING since about 1960. Decided it wasn’t a healthy habit and quit. Probably got a bit of a contact high now and then the years I was singing. I really haven’t yet researched quite how I might introduce some flavor or other of New Mexico Home Grown into my daily calorie intake.

Probably try a brownie recipe or something like that … some Friday, my bread-baking day. 🙂

14 thoughts on “Happy Weed Day!

  1. Mark says:

    Listened to a podcast today about the legalisation of ganja and how big alcohol and big tobacco have a stranglehold on the industry and will inevitably create similar social and health problems as they did with tobacco, alcohol and big pharma does with opiates. From a reasonably conservative viewpoint that was not always to my taste but raises some interesting issues and explains a bit about how weed legalisation got to where it is now.

    I like The Realignment podcast a lot.

  2. Robert says:

    The sad thing is these laws are passing (rightly,) but with a nod to how the war on drugs disproportionately affects peoples of color. Take a look at what percentage of applications for growers and sellers are approved for whites, vs. peoples of color. I promise you, as in Florida (still in the planning stages) the rest of the country will find the weed industry just as white as Wall Street.

  3. p/s says:

    “The US cannabis business has a very particular cash flow problem – too much of it.
    Marijuana can be sold legally in 36 US states and the District of Columbia (DC) for medical use and in 15 of them and in DC for recreational purposes. But it is still illegal on a federal level, meaning most banks refuse to service the industry in case they fall afoul of money laundering laws.
    With the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing legalisation driving a surge in cannabis use, the sector’s producers, manufacturers and retailers are awash in cash, adding risk and costs to the most basic business transactions from paying employees and filing taxes to finding somewhere to store their income.
    Legal US cannabis sales grew 30 percent to $22bn last year, more than the $17.5bn Americans spent on wine, according to data from Euromonitor. Sales are expected to jump more than 20 percent this year.”

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