The Albuquerque, New Mexico City Council, in a close 5 to 4 vote, has approved a move to put an initiative to decriminalize cannabis to a vote of the people this November.
The initiative would make the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis a simple $25 fine for those 21 and older. The proposal was initially pushed by local activists, though they narrowly missed the signature requirement to put the issue to a vote. That didn’t stop the council, however, from deciding they want voters to have their say.
Mayor Richard Berry will now have the opportunity of concurring with the council, or vetoing the move. Those wanting to encourage the mayor to support putting cannabis decriminalization to a vote of the people can find his contact information by clicking here.
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