New Mexico well being officers expanded the record of qualifying situations for the state’s medical hashish program, together with opioid-use dysfunction, which may doubtlessly imply expanded gross sales for MMJ companies within the state.
Different qualifying situations that have been added that would additionally enhance enterprise within the state embody:
- 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 folks scuffling with opioid use and habit after the earlier administration rejected petitions for the change.
In 2017, New Mexico had the best fee of drug overdose deaths west of Tennessee, at 24.eight per 100,000 folks.
No less than 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 serious medical situations, in response to Karen O’Keefe, director of state insurance policies on the Marijuana Coverage Challenge.
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