New Mexico governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is expected to call for a special term to try to get past the finish line on adult marijuana legalization.
The session will begin on March 30, according to the Associated Press.
The State House passed a marijuana bill, HB 12, by 39-31 votes last month.
Two Senate committees changed the measure and submitted it to the entire Senate for debate and vote.
But the Senate leaders decided instead to move on to other pressing matters in the last two days of the regular session, which ended on March 20.
Lujan Grisham has in part pushed for marijuana legalization to free the state from its reliance on oil and gas revenues.
The New York-based Drug Policy Alliance, which campaigned for the legalization of the state, issued a press release on Friday affirming that “New Mexicans are ready to make marijuana legalization a reality”.
The Associated Press reported that some GOP lawmakers are disrespecting the governor’s request for a special session due to its proximity to Good Friday and Easter celebrations in a strong Roman Catholic state.
The special session will also look at other issues, including financing business development.