New Mexico Department of Health announced on Wednesday that it is licensing six more medical marijuana producers.
The department will send contact details for the new licensees in around eight weeks time and the organizations concerned estimate that it will be around three to six months for they have medical marijuana ready for use.
The new producers, which are in San Juan, Sierra, San Miguel, Bernalillo and Santa Fe, added to those already operating in Santa Fe, Cibola, Harding, Dona Ana, Lea, Catron and Bernalillo, brings the total of medical marijuana producers in the state to 17.
Each producer is limited to 95 mature plants and seedlings, together with a limited supply of usable marijuana. Although New Mexico does not allow caregivers to grow cannabis, patients fulfilling the program’s required medical conditions criteria are allowed to cultivate up to four mature marijuana plants and also be in possession of 12 seedlings.
There are 16 medical conditions for which medical marijuana is approved in New Mexico:
- Severe chronic pain
- Painful peripheral neuropathy
- Intractable nausea/vomiting
- Severe anorexia/cachexia
- Hepatitis C infection currently receiving antiviral treatment
- Crohn’s disease
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Inflammatory Autoimmune-mediated Arthritis
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with intractable spasticity
- Hospice care