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New Mexico Medical Marijuana Program Tops 50K Patients


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — More than 50,000 patients are now participating in New Mexico’s medical marijuana program.

The latest figures from the state Health Department show a total of 50,954 patients were enrolled at the end of March. That’s an increase of nearly 46 percent from the same time last year.

About half of the patients list post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition.

Patients must meet at least one of 21 conditions for a medical marijuana card. The other most common qualifying conditions include severe chronic pain and cancer.

State health officials have been careful over the years to expand the list of conditions. Still pending is a petition to allow medical marijuana to be used as a tool in the fight against opioid abuse and the associated withdrawal symptoms.

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  1. Faustino Wilson on

    I would like to know how to get Medical Marijuana, because I serfer with Severs Chronis pain and have pro-state Cancer to. get back to me thank you

    • Lesley Nickus on

      Faustino, Weedmaps has a resource to learn more about the regulations in your state. When you’re ready to speak to a doctor and/or find a dispensary, you can find those resources at

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    questions as to which disorders or conditions should be relevant for
    medical or therapeutic cannabis are bound to be misleading,
    or simply wrong..

    your brains endocannabinoid system uses cbd’s as part of ‘brain management’
    of many systems and situations, including pain, immune system, seizures,
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    best way to describe this our brains therapeutic management system would be
    to describe our brains endo-cannabioind system and cannabis cbd’s as god given
    and a gift from god to mankind…

    no need to follow any, religion, to comprehend this simple analogy..
    another way to express it might be that cannabis, used by mankind for thousands of years, has co-evolved with man, into a positive, wide ranging
    medical and therapeutic tool..

    ama statements on facts of dramatic drops in opioid use in states which have
    medical or recreational cannabis laws, compared to similar states that dont,
    is one credible example of another unexpected [by most] real benefit..

    it is plainly sick and disgusting that veterans for eg, are denied access to this
    therapeutic gift from god.. not to mention from all epileptics..
    – it is a gift from god –

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