New Mexico is one signature away from medical marijuana consumption lounges being legalized. If the bill is signed, it would go into effect on July 1, 2020.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), some changes to the impending legislation may occur, NM Political Report reported.
“What I think is very safe to say is that, just like any other business or essential service, they will have to follow the COVID-19 guidlines that are set out in the public health orders and executive orders,” said New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program Director Dominick Zurlo. “If COVID-19 continues the way we are right now, then that’s going to make things a little easier. But if we start seeing increases in transmission rates then once again, there may be changes.”
The lounges would provide a place for medical cannabis patients living in smoke-free or marijuana-free residences to have a place to consume legally.