Santa Fe County to consider a countywide vote on Marijuana penalties
Last week, the City of Santa Fe made history by becoming the first New Mexico city to decriminalize Marijuana. They did it by adopting a citizen-led ordinance signed by thousands of city residents. But thousands of county residents signed, too. Now everyone may have the chance to cast a vote on this big issue.
This past weekend, the county commission announced plans to place a marijuana decriminalization question on the November ballot – but only if voters want to see it there.
You read that right. We have just over 24 hours to tell the Commission that we want all county voters – not just those in the city limits – to have the chance to show their support for marijuana decriminalization at the ballot box this November.
HOW IT WILL WORK
Tuesday at 2pm, commissioners will review an election resolution with an advisory question asking voters if Santa Fe County should support city, county and statewide efforts to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. If enough of us ask them to vote YES, they’ll put that question on the ballot.
If the resolution passes on Tuesday, all Santa Fe County voters will see the question on their November ballots and be able to vote for it. The county measure would not affect the city’s new ordinance, but does give voters a chance to show their support and encourage decriminalization efforts throughout the county and statewide.
Make your plan to attend the county commmission meeting Tuesday afternoon at 2pm. We know it is late notice, but the deadline to set the ballot is Tuesday afternoon, so its now or never.
If you just can’t get away Tuesday afternoon, please send them a message showing your support. Every single show of support matters. Find your commissioner and send them an email here:
Now that these leaders on the Commission have taken this important step, we need to make sure they know they have our full support.
Time is running out. They vote in just 24 hours. Send your message now.