Campaigns to put the question of marijuana policy to voters in Santa Fe and Albuquerque became a central issue this week in the governor’s race after Republican Governor Martinez and Democrat Gary King came out on different sides of the issue.
KOB-TV profiled both candidates on the issue:
Martinez previously told the Associated Press she opposed local elections on the issue, citing the likelihood of increased voter participation.
The Reduce Marijuana Penalties Campaign is a grassroots effort in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. It was launched by ProgressNowNM and Drug Policy Action of New Mexico earlier this year.
Read more about the campaign at ReducePenalties.com.
Read our reports on the campaign and marijuana policy on our website here.