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SANTA FE, N.M. — A judge has ruled that New Mexico’s medical marijuana program is open to people from outside the state who qualify based on a medical condition.

The final ruling Thursday by Judge Bryan Biedscheid responds to a petition by two Texas residents and the Arizona-based CEO of the largest chain of medical cannabis dispensaries in New Mexico in his capacity as a patient with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Reforms this year to the state’s medical cannabis statutes deleted the in-state residency requirement for prospective marijuana patients. The office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham says that change was unintended and plans to appeal.

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The ruling puts New Mexico’s medical marijuana program within close reach of visiting Texans and citizens of neighboring Mexico. Texas limits the psychoactive element THC in its medical marijuana.