SANTA FE, N.M. — A proposal to legalize and tax recreational marijuana use in New Mexico was voted down tonight on a 17-24 vote in the Senate, with six Senate Democrats joining Republicans in casting “no” votes against the measure.

A proposed constitutional amendment, Senate Joint Resolution 5 would have been placed on the November ballot if it had gained approval in both the House and Senate.

Despite the defeat, backers vowed to try again in future years.

“It’s clear that if we get it on the ballot, New Mexicans will support it,” said Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque, the measure’s sponsor.

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Dan Boyd ~ Albuquerque Journal ~

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