New Mexico

2010 Legislative Session

During this short 30-day legislative session, DPA successfully passed the “ban the box” proposal to help people with criminal convictions find and secure jobs. 

With your support, we successfully defeated an egregious 25% tax on medical marijuana that would have greatly harmed our state’s model production and distribution system. 
 
Past Victories
 
In 2007, Governor Bill Richardson signed the Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act, and finally made legal access to medical cannabis a reality for seriously ill and dying New Mexicans.

The 911 Good Samaritan bill also passed the legislature in 2007 and was signed by the governor. This new law protects individuals from drug possession charges when they seek medical help to save the life of an overdose victim. This is the first law of its kind in the United States and will save countless numbers of lives in our state.