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New Mexico’s Marijuana Industry Soars with 35% Rise in Patients

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By Associated Press

(AP) — Patient enrollment in New Mexico’s medical marijuana program has increased by nearly 10% since the start of the year and 35% since June 2018.

Medical marijuana provider Ultra Health on Monday highlighted growth in the market for medical cannabis as the state overhauls cultivation limits.

The Department of Health says the number of active patients increased to 74,100 at the end of June. That represents a 1% increase over May enrollment and a 35% expansion since June 2018.

New Mexico’s medical marijuana industry is expressing mixed opinions about a proposal to limit production to 1,750 plants per producer and whether it helps ensure adequate supplies to patients.

Newly added qualifying conditions for medical marijuana include opioid use disorder, Alzheimer’s disease and autism spectrum disorder.

New Mexico’s governor is launching an effort to legalize recreational marijuana sales in 2020.

AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan



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