ACTION ALERT: Urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to Oppose Recreational Pot!
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
Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto
Senator William H. Payne
Senator Gregory A. Baca
Senator Ron Griggs
Senator Linda M. Lopez
Senator Richard C. Martinez
Senator Mark Moores
Senator Bill B. O’Neill
Senator Mimi Stewart
Senator Peter Wirth
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