New Mexico bid for recreational pot falls short

Source: PBS - View Original Article
Published: Feb 14, 2020
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51% Liberal


Top 5 sentiments contributing towards policies:

57% : The vote all but doomed a bill born from yearlong legalization preparation effort by first-term Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham -- and illustrated the difficulties of using the legislative process to fully legalizing marijuana.
42% : From marijuana legalization to minimum wage, how state laws are changing in 2020 Lujan Grisham embraced legalization efforts as her administration strives to attract and build new industries in a state with heavy economic dependence on oil production that leads to boom and bust cycles for the state's revenue coffers.
33% : Rep. Paul Bandy, also a Republican, said there was significant resistance to legalization in his district that borders Colorado and and its pioneering recreational pot economy.
30% : Marijuana has become big business.
2% : New Mexico's bid to become the 12th U.S. state to legalize recreational use of marijuana abruptly fell flat after state senators in a Legislature dominated by Democrats rejected a bill that would have forced permission for sales in all of the state's cities and towns.

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

57% : The vote all but doomed a bill born from yearlong legalization preparation effort by first-term Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham -- and illustrated the difficulties of using the legislative process to fully legalizing marijuana.
42% : From marijuana legalization to minimum wage, how state laws are changing in 2020 Lujan Grisham embraced legalization efforts as her administration strives to attract and build new industries in a state with heavy economic dependence on oil production that leads to boom and bust cycles for the state's revenue coffers.
33% : Rep. Paul Bandy, also a Republican, said there was significant resistance to legalization in his district that borders Colorado and and its pioneering recreational pot economy.
30% : Marijuana has become big business.
2% : New Mexico's bid to become the 12th U.S. state to legalize recreational use of marijuana abruptly fell flat after state senators in a Legislature dominated by Democrats rejected a bill that would have forced permission for sales in all of the state's cities and towns.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization