New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) has officially called lawmakers back for a special session specifically to reach a deal on cannabis legalization, the Associated Press reports. The session is set to begin tomorrow.
Grisham had indicated that she planned to call lawmakers back to the Capitol after they failed to approve the legalization package before the end of the state’s legislative session.
In late February, the state House of Representatives approved the reforms but the bill stalled in the Senate due to disagreements over taxation, licensing, and criminal justice provisions. Those issues persist but Grisham and legislative leaders hope to come to an agreement during the special session, which can only last 30 days.