Law signed immediately after complete legalization work stalls in state Senate.

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed legislation that will decriminalize marijuana, substantially minimizing possession penalties, Albuquerque’s KRQE reports.

The law, which tends to make New Mexico the 24th state to decriminalize marijuana, will take impact July 1st. Below the new act, possession of much less than half an ounce of weed will be deemed a civil citation, rather than a criminal conviction, and will come with a $50 fine alternatively of jail time. Penalties for possessing drug paraphernalia will also be decreased.

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