The New Mexico Division of Well being on Thursday (June 6) added Friedreich’s Ataxia, Lewy Physique Illness, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Alzheimers, opioid use dysfunction, Autism Spectrum to a rising listing of medical circumstances that have been broadened underneath Senate Invoice 406, which Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into legislation this yr.

“We have to discover and pursue each out there technique of responding to the well being and wellness wants of our neighbors right here in New Mexico,” Grisham stated in a New Mexico Division of Well being press launch. “Compassion should information our decision-making. As we speak marks an necessary and long-overdue step ahead after too a few years of established order.”

The medical circumstances added this month mark the primary growth to the listing in six years.

As of Might 31, a complete of 73,350 sufferers have been enrolled in New Mexico’s medical cannabis program, a 37 % enhance since 2018. After this month’s growth, estimates point out enrollment will seemingly surpass 80 thousand sufferers by yr’s finish.

New Mexicans who’ve been recognized with opioid use dysfunction and Alzheimer’s illness are anticipated to comprise a good portion of recent sufferers.

Whereas the state’s medical cannabis program is increasing, the provision of state grown cannabis to help an increasing variety of sufferers has additionally been a topic of concern.

To handle a “traditionally insufficient provide of medical cannabis statewide,” NMDOH applied a brief emergency rule in March that elevated the restrict of vegetation grown by state cannabis farmers to 2,500.



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