SANTA FE, NM — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham officially signed legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use and sales in the state, making it the seventh state since last November to do so. With her signature, New Mexico becomes the 18th state to legalize for adult use.

Possession becomes legal on June 29, 2021—but not before then.

The governor, a Democrat, has supported marijuana reform as a way to create jobs and shore up state revenue. 

The new law become effective on June 29, 2021. On that date, people age 21 and over will be allowed to buy and possess up to 2 ounces (28 grams) of marijuana outside their homes. 

Home growers will be allowed to grow up to six plants per person, or 12 per household. The scent of marijuana will…

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