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Hobbs endorses measure against recreational marijuana use

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HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - A southeastern New Mexico city in the heart of oil and gas country is refusing to light up for recreational marijuana.
           
The Hobbs News-Sun reports (https://goo.gl/fzRQFH) Hobbs City Commissioners this week endorsed a resolution opposing the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in New Mexico.
           
City Manager J.J. Murphy presented the commission with a resolution and says recreational marijuana would be a detriment to Hobbs.
           
He says growers in California cannot deposit their money in most banks and instead hiding money in safe houses, which become targets of gangs.
           
A proposal in the New Mexico House seeks to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. New Mexico Gov., Susana Martinez has previously said she didn't support legalizing recreational marijuana use.
           
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Information from: Hobbs News-Sun, http://www.hobbsnews.com

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