Two issues (legalized cannabis & LEDA) on the agenda for Special Session

The New Mexico Legislature will convene once again for what SHOULD be a brief special session on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. The Gov.’s announcement is here. 

We’re not super-excited (and are sure the Legislature isn’t either) about doing this so quickly after a long and intense 60-day session, but we are happy that it is limited to two issues.

We’re not fans of the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) corporate welfare program, or its expansion, as a general rule, either.

It will be interesting to see if the Legislature can pass straightforward marijuana legalization bill in what will amount to a few days when they couldn’t do so even though it was a top priority of the Gov. and the Legislature during the 60 day session. Will it happen? We shall see.

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