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SJR 5 - Authorizes the Use of Marijuana - New Mexico Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes the Use of Marijuana

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that authorizes an individual who is at least 21 years old to use marijuana, effective January 2018.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes possession and personal use of marijuana for persons 21 and older (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the production, processing, transportation, sale, and taxation of marijuana and hemp (Sec. 1).

  • Requires state revenue generated from marijuana and hemp to be used to fund Medicaid or drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs (Sec. 1).

  • Requires this amendment to be voted on by the people at the next general or special election (Sec. 2).

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