According to a survey from Change Research, nearly 3 in 4 New Mexicans support legalizing recreational marijuana. With support from both the public and the governor, why did the bill to legalize recreational marijuana fail?
Last week, a state Senate committee tabled the bill that would’ve legalized recreational pot. The vote included two Democrats.
"It was a train wreck because we had given them the 180 page substitute for the previous bill a week ago but it hadn't been distributed so none of them had read it. Even their chairman hadn't finished reading it,” said Sen. Gerald Ortiz Y Pino (D-District 12).
Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham said she plans to bring back the bill during the longer session next year.
KOB-TV breaks down why the bill didn't pass HERE