About Reducing Marijuana Penalties in New Mexico
What's this about?
Voters in Albuquerque and Santa Fe have the chance to put lower marijuana penalties (just a $25 fine, instead of months in prison currently on the books) on the ballot for the fall election.
Read our FAQ page to answer your most asked questions.
NM Telegram: Groups hope to lessen marijuana penalties in Albuquerque, Santa Fe
Santa Fe Reporter: Seeking relaxed marijuana laws
Want to help us get signatures?
We need lots of volunteers to help us get almost 20,000 signatures from both cities in just a few weeks.
There are also a limited number of paid positions. Do you have experience canvassing? Learn more here.
Do you think New Mexico is ready for real marijuana policy reform?
Our police deserve to have the resources to deal with the serious violent crimes that threaten our communities and families. But current policies require them to expend scarce resources pursuing and arresting non-violent adults for possessing small amounts of marijuana that’s intended for personal use threatens our public’s safety.
Marijuana penalty reduction is a common-sense way to save the state and our communities money while improving public safety. Low-level marijuana users shouldn't be scarred with a serious criminal history and incarceration that prevents them from obtaining scholarships, future job placement and a prosperous future.
We're putting sensible marijuana policies on the ballot in Albuquerque and Santa Fe to let voters decide. Help us gather the signatures to put the question on the ballot and educate voters about the benefits of marijuana policy reform.