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New Mexico’s list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis is growing, so is patient count

New Mexico’s list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis is growing, so is patient count

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2019

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has updated its list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis; six new conditions have been added bringing the total to 28. Included on the list is opioid use disorder. As many as 130 Americans die from opioid overdoses every single day and New Mexico has some of the highest fatal drug overdose rates in the United States. Now, individ...

Medical cannabis in New Mexico sees record growth in 2017

Medical cannabis in New Mexico sees record growth in 2017

January 25, 2018

New Mexico finished 2017 with medical cannabis revenues higher than ever before, according to a press release distributed by the state's top medical cannabis provider. The entire industry grossed $86.2 million in sales, a $35.6 million or 70 percent gain over 2016's revenue. Patient enrollment in the st...

New Mexico medical cannabis company creates pharmaceutical products with help from Israeli firm

New Mexico medical cannabis company creates pharmaceutical products with help from Israeli firm

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 27, 2017

Ultra Health, a medical cannabis company in New Mexico, has partnered with Israeli pharmaceutical group Panaxia to manufacture pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis products like oils, sublingual tablets, patches, topical creams and suppositories. A 5,000-square foot production facility was construct...

Navajo Nation considers medical cannabis legalization, joining AZ and NM

Navajo Nation considers medical cannabis legalization, joining AZ and NM

July 5, 2017

The Navajo Nation, which covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, is considering legalizing cannabis for medicinal use. Navajo Nation Council Delegate Lee Jack, Sr. sponsored the legislation aimed at making medical cannabis legal on the reservation, stating there is a humanitarian need for it. The...

New Mexico company releases pharmaceutical cannabis products

New Mexico company releases pharmaceutical cannabis products

June 29, 2017

Ultra Health, one of New Mexico's medical cannabis providers, released pharmaceutical-grade, smokeless products to the state's market earlier this week. The products were developed with proprietary knowledge from Israeli pharmaceutical group Panaxia, Ultra Health's press release states, and include rectal and vaginal suppositories, sublingual tablets, tablets, topicals, oils and patches. Ultra Health c...

Medical cannabis company sponsors Native American powwow

Medical cannabis company sponsors Native American powwow

June 22, 2017

Gathering of Nations, North America's largest Native American powwow, was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico in April with a not-so-typical sponsor this year: a medical cannabis company. The cannabis company, Ultra Health, has several retail dispensaries across New Mexico and entered a sponsorship agreement...

Medical cannabis company files free speech lawsuit

Medical cannabis company files free speech lawsuit

June 1, 2017

A medical cannabis company in New Mexico is suing a state agency for infringing on its First Amendment rights. The company, Ultra Health, is specifically suing EXPO New Mexico, the group that organizes the New Mexico State Fair, because EXPO New Mexico is limiting what the company can display at...

New Mexico’s medical cannabis industry balloons at 40,000 patients

New Mexico’s medical cannabis industry balloons at 40,000 patients

May 19, 2017

New Mexico's medical cannabis industry continues its rapid growth as more patients enroll in the program, reports by the Albuquerque Journal. The program gained more than 8,000 patients since January 1, 2017, totaling to 40,432 by the end of April. Enrollment has increased 84 percent since March...

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