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 stress disorder, with the state arguing that there was a dearth of controlled studies focusing on the effects of cannabis on people with the condition. Thomas said in his ruling that any concerns about the appropriateness of the treatment should have been considered when the department approved post-traumatic stress for cannabis.

Read full article @ Albuquerque Journal

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