New Mexico well being officers expanded the listing of qualifying circumstances for the state’s medical cannabis program, together with opioid-use dysfunction, which might probably imply expanded gross sales for MMJ companies within the state.
Different qualifying circumstances that have been added that might additionally increase enterprise within the state embrace:
- Alzheimer’s illness
- Autism spectrum dysfunction
- Three degenerative neurological issues
First-year Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a former state well being secretary, campaigned on a pledge to open up the medical marijuana program to individuals combating opioid use and dependancy after the earlier administration rejected petitions for the change.
In 2017, New Mexico had the very best charge of drug overdose deaths west of Tennessee, at 24.eight per 100,000 individuals.
A minimum of eight different states – from Maine to California – together with Washington DC, already acknowledge opioid dependency as a qualifying situation for medical marijuana use, both explicitly or throughout the bounds of serious medical circumstances, in keeping with Karen O’Keefe, director of state insurance policies on the Marijuana Coverage Venture.
– Related Press