This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Gwyneth Doland breaks down what will no doubt be one of the most high-profile legislative discussions this year: legalizing recreational cannabis for adults over age 21. She finds out why supporters believe this may be the year, and breaks down how the proposed legislation would work.
Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss a proposal to make New Mexico a sanctuary state, while conflict over a border wall and the government shutdown continues to negatively affect many New Mexicans. The Line also examines the avalanche of education proposals in the Roundhouse, plus the fast and furious tone in the early weeks of the legislative session.
Host: Gene Grant
Correspondent: Gwyneth Doland
Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino (D), New Mexico State Senator
Rep. Javier Martínez (D), New Mexico State House of Representatives
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Justine Fox-Young, former state representative
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Eric Griego, former NM state senator