Heinrich joins Johnson in call to legalize cannabis | The Taos News

What a difference six years can make. As a newly elected U.S. senator, Martin Heinrich was cautious in 2012 when asked about legalizing marijuana. Now, he’s on board. Up for re-election in November, the Democrat tweeted April 20 that “it’s time to legalize marijuana.”

And this summer, Heinrich signed on with little fanfare as a co-sponsor of the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, which would remove the drug from the federal government’s list of Schedule I narcotics.

Of course, one of Heinrich’s two challengers, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, a Libertarian, has been calling for legalizing marijuana since the 1990s, before

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