ACTION ALERT: Urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to Oppose Recreational Pot!

February 5

This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will likely consider SB115 which would legalize recreational marijuana in New Mexico, and your quick help is needed to urge the following committee members to vote “NO.”

Senator Joseph Cervantes
(505) 986-4861

Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto
(505) 986-4270

Senator William H. Payne
(505) 986-4703

Senator Gregory A. Baca
(505) 986-4877

Senator Ron Griggs
(505) 986-4391

Senator Linda M. Lopez
(505) 986-4737

Senator Richard C. Martinez
(505) 986-4487

Senator Mark Moores
(505) 986-4856

Senator Bill B. O’Neill
(505) 986-4260

Senator Mimi Stewart
(505) 986-4726

Senator Peter Wirth
(505) 986-4727

According to a recent poll, more than 63% of New Mexico voters do not support this proposal, given the facts that medicinal marijuana is already legal and that we have decriminalized possession for small amounts of marijuana.

 Pro-pot legislators and lobbyists have accused law enforcement, business community leaders, and us of using “scare tactics” in our opposition to this bill. Apparently, facts scare them—and for good reason!

Consider these facts:

  • Marijuana-impaired driving fatalities in Colorado and Washington have more than doubled since legalization.
  • Colorado now leads the nation in first-time marijuana use among youth and marijuana-related ER visits by Colorado teens are on the rise.
  • Between 2017 and 2018, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon—three states with legalized marijuana—were among the top four states with an increase in chronically homeless people.
  • After legalization in Colorado, the percentage of Hispanic teens arrested increased by 29% (between 2012 and 2014).
  • Death rates involving prescription opioids are 23% higher in states with legal marijuana.

Please contact the Senate Judiciary Committee members TODAY and urge them to vote “NO” on SB115. We have made it simple for you to communicate this request. Simply click here and you can send these Senators a message in 30 seconds!

After you have sent the message through our Action Center, please call the Senators at the numbers provided above and leave the same message.

Thank you for making your voice heard!


The Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico Team