(The Center Square) - Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed a law making recreational usage, sale and production of cannabis legal. New Mexico is now the 17th state in the union to legalize marijuana.
The law will take effect in June, and adults over the age of 21 will be allowed to possess cannabis for recreational use, Ben Lewinger, executive director for the New Mexico Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, told The Center Square. Lewinger said there will be possession limitations on flower concentrate and edibles.
Total marijuana sales in Colorado reached $167 million in February, the state's revenue department has announced.
While 67% of U.S. adults support marijuana legalization, public knowledge about cannabis is low.
Marijuana sales in Colorado reached $187,603,697 in January, the state's revenue department said this week.
After past years of stalled impetus, the New Mexico legislature has four bills seeking to legalize cannabis circulating within its halls.
Marijuana sales in Colorado reached $186 million in December, the state Department of Revenue said Tuesday.
Colorado's total marijuana sales surpassed $2 billion in 2020, the highest amount since legalization.