New Mexico well being officers expanded the record of qualifying situations for the state’s medical cannabis program, together with opioid-use dysfunction, which might doubtlessly imply expanded gross sales for MMJ companies within the state.

Different qualifying situations that had been added that might additionally increase enterprise within the state embrace:

  • Alzheimer’s illness
  • Autism spectrum dysfunction
  • Three degenerative neurological problems

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 scuffling with opioid use and habit after the earlier administration rejected petitions for the change.

In 2017, New Mexico had the best charge of drug overdose deaths west of Tennessee, at 24.eight per 100,000 individuals.

At the very least 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 inside the bounds of great medical situations, in line with Karen O’Keefe, director of state insurance policies on the Marijuana Coverage Mission.

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