LAS CRUCES – As New Mexico faces the prospect of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, the left-leaning Las Cruces City Council at a Monday work session was unsurprisingly supportive, with a notable exception: Mayor Ken Miyagishima.
Miyagishima told the Sun-News on Wednesday that a legalization bill would be the “most irresponsible” legislation he has ever seen passed during his more than 20 years in New Mexico government.
Miyagishima voiced his staunch opposition after the council listened to a legalization policy proposal from Pat Davis, an Albuquerque city councilor. Davis chaired a work group appointed by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to put together a series of policy recommendations for pot’s proposed legalization.