Progress Now New Mexico

A Constitutional Amendment to legalize Marijuana in NM?

progressnow new mexico

Progressives across the country are leading efforts to end Marijuana prohibition. Is New Mexico ready?

  • According to a report in the ABQ Business First, a legalized and regulated Marijuana industry would create 11,400 jobs in New Mexico (!)
  • Colorado reports that new Marijuana taxes bring in twice as much funds as alcohol taxes in the state. In New Mexico, that could mean more than $40 million in new revenue for the state.
  • New Mexico would save more than $33 million in costs associated with police, courts and corrections according to a presentation given to the Legislature.
  • In previous years, Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino (D-ABQ) has sponsored a Constitutional amendment for legalization, regulation and taxation.

Now we're sending a message to gauge your support. 

As legislators struggle to fill a $500 million state budget deficit resulting from an overreliance on oil and gas revenues, new efforts to diversify our economy are gaining steam: including Marijuana legalization.

    Not ? Click here.
    Public education
    Drug treatment and prevention
    Police, Courts and Corrections
    The State's general fund like other taxes