Medical Cannabis and Reduced Prescription Use

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

NEW MEXICO: In a soon-to-be published article in the *Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, *University of New Mexico researchers, in collaboration with Industrial Rehabilitation Clinics of Albuquerque, followed patients who enrolled voluntarily in the New Mexico state medical cannabis program and found that they significantly reduced their utilization of scheduled prescription medications in the months following enrollment. All prescriptions Read the full article…

New Mexico Medical Cannabis Sales Exceed $50.6 Million In 2016

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NEW MEXICO: The Medical Cannabis Program’s total industry revenues from 2015 to 2016 increased by $19.7 million, resulting in $50,638,520 and a growth of 64 percent. Cannabis sales significantly surpassed other notable industries. Comparatively, the New Mexico chile crop was valued at $41.1 million in 2015 and the state’s craft beer industry is expected to generate $30 million in 2016. The last reported Read the full article…

N.M. Medical Cannabis Program Grows To 31,000 Patients

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NEW MEXICO: The number of patients in New Mexico’s medical cannabis program reached 30,877 at the end of the third quarter, an increase of more than 4300 since June 30, 2016.  This increase is twice the amount of patients that were added to the program in the same quarter in 2015.  Additionally the program has Read the full article…

N.M. Medial Cannabis Program Surpasses 30,000 Patients

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The Medical Cannabis Program reaches all-time high patient numbers in August NEW MEXICO: The number of patients in the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program reached 30,140 this month, including 975 pending applications, according to a document released by the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Monday at a legislative meeting in Taos. NMDOH confirmed in a Read the full article…

New Mexico Cannabis Producers Pay $2.76 Million By Deadline

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NEW MEXICO:  The 35 Licensed NonProfit Producers (LNPPs) of New Mexico’s fully patient funded and self supporting Medical Cannabis Program paid $2.76 million in fees to the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Monday, according to a report released from the NMDOH. The fees were for a total of 13,800 plants, which serve the state’s Read the full article…

After Federal Raids, U.S. Tribes Cautioned About Marijuana

NEW MEXICO: Tribes across the U.S. are finding marijuana is risky business nearly a year after a Justice Department policy indicated they could grow and sell pot under the same guidelines as states. Federal raids on tribal cannabis operations in California followed by a South Dakota tribe’s move this month to burn its crop amid fears it could Read the full article…

Court Rules In Favor Of Worker In Medical Marijuana Case

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has ruled that a patient in the state’s medical marijuana program who was injured on the job must be reimbursed by an employer for the expense of marijuana used for treatment.

NEW MEXICO:  The New Mexico Court of Appeals has ruled that a patient in the state’s medical marijuana program who was injured on the job must be reimbursed by an employer for the expense of marijuana used for treatment. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the recent decision marks the third time since May 2014 Read the full article…

Judge Rules Against State In Suit Over Medical Marijuana

A judge has ruled that the Department of Health cannot require medical marijuana patients to exhaust “standard treatments” before they receive cannabis.

NEW MEXICO:  The New Mexico Department of Health may be reviewing its rules for medical marijuana patients after a judge ruled that the agency cannot require them to exhaust “standard treatments” before they receive cannabis. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that District Judge David Thomas gave the ruling late Wednesday. The suit focused on post-traumatic Read the full article…

New Mexico Department of Health Awards Medical Cannabis Software Government Contract to BioTrackTHC

I commend the New Mexico Department of Health on its comprehensive RFP process in securing the right technology and team for the state's needs," said Steven Siegel, CEO, BioTrackTHC.

NEW MEXICO: The New Mexico Department of Health’s Medical Cannabis Program has awarded BioTrackTHC™, a division of Bio-Tech Medical Software, Inc., a contract for the provision and deployment of an integrated patient and provider tracking software application. This award makes BioTrackTHC the cannabis industry’s first company with marijuana regulatory technology contracts in two states, following the Read the full article…

NM Gov Martinez Vetoes Bill To Allow Hemp Research

Martinez’s executive message said that there were inconsistencies between the bill and federal language that mentions hemp.

NEW MEXICO: There won’t be any research into the growth of hemp for industrial purposes in New Mexico anytime soon. Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed legislation that would allow the growth of hemp for industrial purposes on Friday, the final day to act on legislation. Martinez’s executive message said that there were inconsistencies between the bill and Read the full article…