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Enrollment increase for New Mexico medical marijuana program

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SANTA FE, N.M. — Patient enrollment in the state’s medical marijuana program has increased by nearly 10 percent since the start of the year.

Medical marijuana provider Ultra Health on Monday highlighted growth in the market for medical cannabis as the state overhauls cultivation limits, in a statement.

The Department of Health says the number of active patients increased to 74,100 at the end of June. That represents a 1 percent increase over May enrollment and a 35 percent expansion since June 2018.

New Mexico’s medical marijuana industry is expressing mixed opinions about a proposal to limit production to 1,750 plants per producer and whether it helps ensure adequate supplies to patients.


New Mexico prohibits recreational marijuana. Newly added qualifying conditions for medical marijuana prescriptions include opioid use disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, and autism spectrum disorder.