MAR. 13, 2007 - NEW MEXICO BECOMES 12TH STATE TO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA
New Mexico’s Senate Bill 523 “The Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act” is approved by the House (36-31) and the Senate (32-3) on Mar. 13, 2007 and will take effect on July 1, 2007. The act removes state-level criminal penalties on the use and possession of marijuana by patients “in a regulated system for alleviating symptoms caused by debilitating medical conditions and their medical treatments.” The New Mexico Department of Health is designated to administer the program and register patients, caregivers, and providers.