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SANTA FE – The state Republican Party accused the top Democrat in the New Mexico House on Tuesday of failing to disclose a conflict of interest concerning marijuana legislation.
However, House Speaker Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe, said state law does not require the disclosure, a stance backed by the director of a fledgling state ethics group.
“The rules are very, very clear that this situation is in no way a conflict of interest,” Egolf said.
Several marijuana-related bills aimed at legalizing recreational use or expanding the state’s medical cannabis program are winding their way through the Legislature during this year’s 60-day session.