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Recreational pot bill held up in New Mexico Legislature

SANTA FE (KSMX)- A proposal to legalize recreational marijuana through the New Mexico Legislature was rejected by a Senate committee Wednesday after an excoriating critique from the panel’s Democratic chairman.

Two Democrats joined Republicans in a 6-4 vote to table a bill that would have legalized recreational marijuana sales in every city and county while sheltering the state’s existing medical cannabis program with tax breaks and patients subsidies.

The vote leaves little or no chance for reviving the bill before the annual legislative session ends at noon on Feb. 20.

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