SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 19
53rd legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2017
Gerald Ortiz y Pino
A JOINT RESOLUTION
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 20 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW MEXICO THAT WOULD ALLOW FOR POSSESSION AND PERSONAL USE OF MARIJUANA ONLY IF THE LEGISLATURE REGULATES THE PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, TRANSPORTATION, SALE AND TAXATION OF MARIJUANA AND PROVIDES FOR REVENUES FROM THE TAXATION OF MARIJUANA TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE GENERAL FUND.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. It is proposed to amend Article 20 of the constitution of New Mexico by adding a new section to read:
"Possession and personal use of marijuana shall be lawful by persons twenty-one years of age or older only if the legislature provides by law for:
A. the production, processing, transportation, sale, taxation and acceptable quantities and places of use of marijuana to protect public health and safety; and
B. any state revenue generated from the taxation of marijuana to be distributed to the general fund."
SECTION 2. The amendment proposed by this resolution shall be submitted to the people for their approval or rejection at the next general election or at any special election prior to that date that may be called for that purpose.
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