New Mexico has an opportunity to again catch up with the majority of its Western neighbors if it decides to legalize recreational cannabis in the 2020 legislative session.
Here in the Land of Mañana, we are unfortunately used to being last. We trail behind the economies and progressive policies that have made our neighboring states more prosperous and better able to provide the basic services, infrastructure and quality of life that people deserve.
But that is changing.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the Democratic-controlled Legislature are embracing change and planting the seeds for a more diversified, sustainable and healthy economy, an economy that’s not wholly dependent on the unpredictable, toxic economy of fossil fuel production.
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