There’s a reported shortage of medical marijuana in New Mexico. With just five medical marijuana dispensaries serving almost 2,000 registered patients, the distributors have no chance of keeping up with demand. It’s estimated that, realistically, one distributor can supply 35 patients – so where are the remaining eighteen-hundred plus going to get their medication?
The answer is simple – they’ll get their cannabis off the streets, which is exactly what the medical marijuana program that was set up in 2007 seeks to prevent. With recent additions to the list of qualifying medical conditions, the situation is not going to improve any time soon unless the state provides more funding for the program.