House Committee Says No To Weed

A committee in the New Mexico House voted along party lines Monday to reject a bill, sponsored by three local lawmakers, that would have required local approval for proposed medical marijuana dispensaries. House Bill 334, sponsored by Candy Spence Ezzell and Bob Wooley of Roswell, and Artesia’s Jim Townsend, would have required that the New Mexico secretary of health notify the local municipality or county of the proposed location of a medical marijuana dispensary…and of the health secretary’s intent to approve the issuance of a license for that location.