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July 2, 2021 – This week, New Mexico in Focus continues its in-depth look at the state’s newly legal recreational cannabis industry. While June 29 marked the day the law went into effect, the state says April 2022 is likely when stores will open. As New Mexico considers its rules and regulations, The Line opinion panel discusses the public-facing part of the effort. 

Host: Gene Grant 

Line Guests: 
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima PR 
Sophie Martin, attorney 
Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal political writer 

For More Information: 

‘Landmark day’: Pot legal in NM  – Albuquerque Journal 

New Mexico’s first day of legal adult-use cannabis – NM Political Report 

New Mexico’s local governments face ‘enormous’ task regulating cannabis – Santa Fe New Mexican
 
Clarence Thomas says federal laws against marijuana may no longer be necessary – NBC News