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About a year and a half ago New Mexico enacted a very unique medical marijuana law. Perhaps they’re afraid of what could happen if the federal and international prohibitionist agencies respond aggressively. The single most biggest difference between New Mexico’s medical marijuana legislation and the other states' is that New Mexico’s state health officials are controlling the production and distribution system. Isn’t that a little like the wolves corralling the sheep?
Basically, New Mexico’s medical marijuana law is cutting the dealers out of the whole opportunity. Yet, the same federal law falls on New Mexico’s state employees, as long as the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 still misclassifies medical marijuana as if it were heroin or opiates. Keep in mind it’s still illegal for New Mexico to possess, grow or distribute medical marijuana, according to this absurd Act.
It’s evident the federal government simply makes more money from prohibition, than each state is losing from it, but at least for now, the patients who live in New Mexico and suffer from disease and pain can finally have safe access to medical marijuana.
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where I found caregivers with meds, and more. Edibles are an awesome way to treat chronic pain in my opinion. These help take your mind off your pain without making you feel groggy. The trick is to know your tolerance. Be careful and always eat edibles with caution. Take a bite every half hour depending on your tolerance. Cannabis butter can be very potent. Consume with caution and enjoy!
Cannabis butter is made by separating the THC from the leafy greens of marijuana and attaching it to butter. The process is pretty simple.
1. Grind up medical marijuana
2. Combine ground up medical marijuana and stick of butter into a pan.
3. Heat the pan with ingredients on a stove-top on low heat for approx. 45 mins stirring frequently.
4. Strain off the plant matter from cooked butter
Once you have strained THC-infused butter, you use it to bake muffins, cookies, brownies, bars, or anything else that calls for butter. It's almost tasteless without the leafy greens and is extremely potent when assimilated through the intestinal tract.
I made some cookies. And they are amazing!
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UPDATE: Wow. Cannabis butter is good. The effects leave a remarkably sustained high. A good chef can make a niche here...
Do you need a convenient medical marijuana-infused snack? Well here's a granola that can be put in a baggy and taken almost anywhere you desire. Granola is great to take to a public event or hiking or camping and be able to enjoy your medical marijuana-infused food while away from home.
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup Cannabutter
2 tablespoons honey
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oats then cook and stir until starting to brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and spread out on a cookie sheet to cool.
2. Melt the Cannabutter in the same pan over medium heat. Stir in the honey and brown sugar; cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Return the oats to the pan. Cook and stir for another 5 minutes or so. Pour out onto the cookie sheet and spread to cool.
3. Once cool, transfer to an airtight container and stir in the almonds and dried cranberries. Any additional nuts and fruit can be stirred in at this time also.
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A concealable pipe can be an important aspect of a medical marijuana patient's wardrobe. Having access to an easy way of smoking medical marijuana is crucial when needing to medicate when away from home.
The Wooden Better Bat comes in three small sizes (5.5cm, 8cm, 12cm). It consists of wood and metal which give the pipe an attractive and unique look. The metal also helps to cool down the smoke, leaving your lips and throat feeling fine. One more awesome feature on the Better Bat pipe: a spring loaded ejector system for when you need to clean your pipe. All you have to do is clear the pipe with the ejector system and it's ready for reloading.
Enjoy "batting practice" and happy medicating to all you medical marijuana patients!
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Everybody loves convenience. It's part of being human. We long for products that are compact and ergonomic, yet capable of eloquent tasks. Well, now you can find such a medical marijuana pipe with the Palm Leaf pipe.
Slim and portable like a credit card, matte silver like a stainless steel refrigerator and sleek like an iPhone, this pipe is an ideal product for the medical marijuana smoker. The pipe is only 3 x 2 inches and thinner than an iPhone which allows it to be stored in a pocket or wallet. The durable construction means you're more likely to lose the tiny convenient pipe before you find a way to break it.
We at NMmmj.com have seen the Palm Leaf pipes being used amongst New Mexico medical marijuana patients and they all seems to really enjoy the neat and functional pipe.
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Looking for a strong, yet smooth hitting bong? The 3-arm and Ashcatcher functions of Black Leaf's Perc Ice Bong will let you smoke in peace while keeping your bong nice and clean. Enjoy getting medicated in style.
A curvy silhouette and blue glass accents make this percolator ice bong from Black Leaf a beautiful piece of glass art to have in your home. It features a clear 3-arm tree perc for diffusion and is equipped with blue colored ice notches for smooth, cool smoke. This bong comes complete with an 18.8mm diffuser downpipe and a blue glass ashcatcher that keeps ash and debris out of your bong water!
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As you can see by the photo, this Blackberry Kush is amazing! Our reviewers all enjoyed the medicinal effects of the Blackberry Kush. We all agreed that this indica strain reduced our stress and helped give us a happy feeling. On a down-side, we found that this strain does give you some major dry mouth, so keep liquids nearby.
The Blackberry Kush is full of deep greens and purples with plenty of hairs. It also has a nice scent and a slightly spicy and earthy taste. The Blackberry Kush will leave you medicated for about two hours. After that, it's time to re-medicate.
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A New Mexico State Representative introduced the House Bill 465 last week. Bill 465 would reduce penalties for adults who possess small amounts of marijuana.
The proposed bill reduces the penalty for possession of up to 4 ounces of marijuana to a civil penalty while increasing fines and taking away the potential for jail time for any amount up to 8 ounces of marijuana.
New Mexico's current laws state that possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana is a petty misdemeanor crime with fines and possible jail time. Whereas, over 1 ounce and up to 8 ounces of marijuana is a misdemeanor crime with large fines and possible jail time of up to one year.
The number of Montana medical marijuana users has topped 30,000 for the first time.
But the number of pot providers has dropped in the wake of federal raids on pot businesses and passage of legislation to clamp down on the industry.
State health officials say that at the end of April, there were 30,609 registered marijuana users in Montana. That's 3 percent of the state's population.
But the state lost 93 providers, called caregivers. There were 4,755 caregivers registered with state at the end of April, compared to 4,848 in March.
Several caregivers ceased operating after federal authorities raided 26 locations around the state in March. Others are trying to block a new law that would bar them from making a profit or providing for more than three patients.
Police Sgt. Marc Reina checks the weather on his iPhone every morning to forecast what lies ahead on the job at Venice Beach.
"Eighty-two and sunny — I know it's going to be a long day," he says.
Police are gearing up for especially long days even before summer's unofficial Memorial Day start, as the sun and heat that draw throngs of tourists to one of the city's top destinations also attracts an unsavory element and unusual violence — a shooting and stabbing in recent weeks.
Fearing crime could spiral, police have started cracking down on the unruliness that typifies the boardwalk — a 1.5-mile ribbon of asphalt that runs along the sand where the Ringling Brothers-meets-Woodstock ambiance can draw 150,000 people on a summer weekend.
Patrol reinforcements are being summoned from other divisions, more undercover operatives are being assigned to infiltrate crowds, and detectives are gathering intelligence via social media.
Dozens of people have been arrested for smoking pot and drinking in public, minor transgressions but ones that set the tone of public order on the beach.
"People come here from all over the world and we want them to come," said police Capt. Jon Peters. "But clearly, in my mind, this has become a public safety issue. We're taking an aggressive enforcement posture."
Policing the funky neighborhood along a scenic stretch of sand and surf has always been a thorny task.
The beach and boardwalk have unique sets of labyrinthine regulations, plus an entrenched counterculture that takes pride in pushing the boundaries of law and order, including hurling beer bottles and heckling the cops.
Nevertheless, the LAPD division in the area has a waiting list of officers wanting to wear shorts on the job, zoom around the sand on ATVS and pound the pavement on Segway-type vehicles. It takes about six weeks for a new officer to learn the beach beat.
Along with Berettas and batons, police are armed with tape measures to check peddlers' adherence to city property lines, and noise meters to detect decibel violators.
Since the economy soured, officers have gotten a lot busier dealing with everything from more thefts and transients to complaints about noise and vendor disputes. The increase has come even as overall crime in Venice has trended downward during the past two years, following a citywide pattern.
The summer mélange of hucksters hawking two-headed turtles; aging hippies living in garishly painted RVs; activists opposing circumcision; and camera-toting visitors has extended to year-round, driven by peddlers desperate for a buck and families seeking a cheap outing.
"People don't have the money to go to other hotspots so they're coming here," said Reina, deftly weaving a police SUV through a sandy slalom course of bikini-clad sunbathers and sand-digging kids. "This is free entertainment."
Police are particularly concerned about two outlaw groups that have made Venice a regular hangout.
Nomadic bands of youths who used to pass through Venice have taken up residence in alleyways, living off panhandling, theft and resale of medical marijuana from boardwalk dispensaries. South Los Angeles gang members are also increasingly coming on weekends, bringing their rivalries and weapons.
Residents have noticed a wave of burglaries, car break-ins, and auto and bicycle thefts in the past year.
"You see these punks working the alleys, trying to find open gates, open windows," said Mark Ryavec, president of the Venice Stakeholders Association, who lives blocks from the beach. "It's not your traditional homeless."
Police normally beef up Venice patrols in the summer, but last fall the 21 summer-duty positions were funded through the winter. Several gang members were arrested for home invasions, Peters said.
The boardwalk has also gotten more chaotic with new, first-come rules for vending spaces. The change has created an anything-goes flea market resulting in fisticuffs, threats and extortion among peddlers desperate for slots.
On top of that, vendors block emergency access zones, and unauthorized yard sales pop up that police can't shut down because no signs are posted with the rules.
"We can't do anything 'til the signs are up and they know it," Reina said, pointing to the sellers in illegal spaces. "The vending is out of control."
Things took a violent turn last month. A man was shot at the boardwalk basketball courts when rival gangs showed up at a "flash mob" gathering promoted by Twitter. The gunfire sparked pandemonium as people scattered for cover.
A week later, another man was stabbed at the beach drum circle, a regular jam session with hundreds of people rhythmically banging everything from bongos to buckets.
Some locals took the incidents as a harbinger of a rough summer to come, while others simply attributed it to a higher visitor turnout due to a spate of spring sunshine.
"They're isolated incidents but getting regular. It was the first real hot weekend," said Matt Dowd, a longtime boardwalk musician. "But the problems here stem back to a lack of attention to Venice's issues."
In the wake of the violence, officers have stepped up monitoring of Twitter, called in reinforcements one Sunday from the elite Metro division, and sought help from the major crimes task force.
On a recent Sunday after the stabbing, six undercover officers — up from the normal two or three — were sent to mingle in the drum circle, which can draw 600 to 800 cavorting people and has been a persistent headache through the years.
"The problem is we can't see what's going on in the crowd," Reina said. "We even had a sexual assault in there years ago."
Peters acknowledged arrests are only part of the solution.
He's bugging the city to clean up overflowing trash cans in a bid to instill a sense of order and is working to get access to residents' video surveillance cameras.
He's even looking at piping calming classical music into the so-called "pagodas" — shaded sitting areas where people congregate — as well as installing better lighting and cameras with speakers that would allow warnings to be issued remotely.
Still, highly visible uniformed officers — about 20 comprise a typical weekend detail — are the most powerful deterrent, the officers noted. "If I had my way, I'd have 200 officers down here," Reina said.
The Santa Cruz County sheriff’s deputy was patrolling near State Route 82 when he radioed dispatch to say that he’d spotted an ultralight plane dropping a load of possible narcotics in the area of Via Frontera and Ruby Road in Rio Rico.
When the deputy and Border Patrol agents arrived at the scene, they found an abandoned vehicle and 1,753 pounds of marijuana. But there were no suspects in the area and the ultralight darted away toward Mexico without a trace.
This March 24 incident recorded on a sheriff’s dispatch report was an example of drug smugglers using low-flying aircraft that look like motorized hang gliders to circumvent new fences along the U.S. border with Mexico. The planes, which began appearing in Arizona three years ago, are now turning up in remote parts of California and New Mexico.
And in a new twist, the planes rarely touch the ground. Pilots simply pull levers that drop aluminum bins filled with about 200 pounds of marijuana for drivers who are waiting on the ground with blinking lights or glow-sticks. Within a few minutes, the pilots are back in Mexico.
“It’s like dropping a bomb from an aircraft,” said Jeffrey Calhoon, chief of the Border Patrol’s El Centro sector, which stretches through alfalfa farms, desert scrub and sand dunes in southeast California.
The Border Patrol has erected hundreds of miles of fences and vehicle barriers along the border and added thousands of new agents, so drug smugglers are going over, under and around.
As U.S. authorities tighten their noose on land, ultralights are another tack to smuggle marijuana. The Customs and Border Protection agency counted 228 incursions along the Mexican border in fiscal 2010, up from 118 a year earlier, when it began keeping track. There have been 71 since the start of fiscal 2011 on Oct 1.
The agency counts an incursion when authorities seize an aircraft or nearby drugs, when a trained source spots an aircraft that is correlated by radar, or when enough people see an aircraft to establish a cross-border flight pattern.
U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Steve Cribby said the agency not have separate statistics on the number of ultralight incidents in the Tucson Sector, which includes Santa Cruz County.
Tunnels are another means to circumvent tightened border security. U.S. authorities found 71 clandestine tunnels since October 2008, more than during the previous six years. In Nogales, the Border Patrol reported finding five tunnels in city limits during the federal fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2010. The Nogales International has already reported eight tunnel discoveries since Oct. 1.
Smugglers also use single-engine wooden boats to ferry bales of marijuana up the Pacific Coast. U.S. authorities seized 47 tons of narcotics off of Southern California shores since October 2008.
Under Federal Aviation Administration regulations, ultralights weigh less than 254 pounds, carry just five gallons of fuel and fly at a top speed of 63 mph. They are not designed to carry anything other than a pilot. No pilot’s license or certificate is needed, though regulations advise that the aircraft should not be flown over populated areas or in the dark.
But drug pilots often zip along at night just above power lines.
Kevin Kelly of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was with about a dozen agents looking for ultralights under a full November moon in the desert east of Nogales, when he heard what sounded like lawnmower in the sky. The aircraft appeared from the south.
“It’s got this big, long wingspan — it’s almost like Batman,” said Kelly, ICE’s assistant special agent in charge of investigations in Nogales. “It’s almost like a glider with a little guy underneath it piloting it.”
Kelly watched the ultralight throttle back, get close to the ground and dump bundles packed in duct tape. The pilot picked up speed and wheeled back toward Mexico.
The agents waited for someone to pick up the load — 286 pounds of marijuana — but no one came.
Ultralights initially flew as far north as the Phoenix area but they now generally stay within 30 miles of the border, said Matt Allen, special agent in charge of investigations for ICE in Arizona. Their small fuel tanks require pilots who fly far north to either refuel or take apart the aircraft and truck it back to Mexico.
Pilot Jesus Iriarte was arrested in October 2008 after landing an ultralight with 222 pounds of marijuana strapped to the frame in Marana, Ariz. — nearly 100 miles north of the border — and was sentenced to prison.
“Gone are the days when they could come deep into the U.S. undetected,” Allen said. “They really don’t want to be on the ground anymore. They’re dropping it and flying away ... It makes them less vulnerable.”
Authorities are having more success capturing drivers who pick up the drugs.
Last month, Border Patrol agents arrested Sergio Favela near Douglas, Ariz., as he was allegedly loading 220 pounds of pot into his pickup truck around 3 a.m. A complaint filed in federal court in Arizona says Favela, a U.S. citizen who was captured after a short foot chase, told authorities he was to be paid $1,500.
No cash cow
Heightened enforcement in Arizona appears to be pushing smugglers to California and New Mexico, some authorities say. In California, authorities have confirmed 30 ultralight incursions since December in Imperial County, a remote farming region with easy access to highways, and another six in the San Diego area. The flights were previously almost unknown in California.
The Border Patrol recently began encouraging agents in Imperial County to spend more time outside their vehicles because it is difficult to hear the aircraft over the hum of engines and air conditioners. The planes fly over farms and desert scrub near Calexico, a border town of about 40,000 residents. One pilot who recently eluded capture dropped a load of pot in a warehouse lot in city limits.
Still, the amount of pot being ferried on the ultralights pales compared to the multi-ton shipments through tunnels or the volume of seizures from secret vehicle compartments at border crossings every day, causing some authorities to wonder why drug traffickers would go to the trouble.
“It makes you wonder how much they’re really making off of this venture,” said William Mataya, a group supervisor for ICE who belongs to an informal group of law enforcement officials in Imperial County that began meeting recently to swap intelligence on ultralights. “They’re really not bringing a lot each time.”
The risks can be fatal. A pilot died in November 2008 when his ultralight strapped with more than 140 pounds of marijuana crashed in a lettuce field in San Luis, Ariz.
Another pilot who crashed in Arizona was paralyzed from the waist down.
Hard to see
Ultralights flying low are difficult to see on radars at March Air Force Base in Riverside, where CBP monitors air traffic along the entire border. That means relying on Border Patrol agents and sheriff deputies to be alert for the sound of unusual motors. They almost always get there too late to find the pilot of the planes, which cost $5,000 to $20,000.
“Either we get there and it’s headed back, or it could already be back there,” said Tim Jennings, who heads the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Imperial County office.
(Reporting by Associated Press writers Amanada Lee Myers and Elliot Spagat. Additional information added by the Nogales International.)
The Los Angeles city attorney has sued seven medical marijuana dispensaries, restarting a costly and plodding legal process to close hundreds of stores that opened without city approval.
The city plans to ask a judge for injunctions to bar the pot shops from storing, selling, distributing or giving away marijuana. It could also seek fines of up to $2,500 a day, as well as a $25,000 fine for violating state narcotics laws. The lawsuits, which name the store and building owners, also aim to force the landlords to oust their tenants.
“The city of Los Angeles is sending a clear message that we will no longer allow property owners to turn a blind eye to illegal activity,” City Atty. Carmen Trutanich said in a statement.
Trutanich’s office is battling numerous lawsuits filed by dispensaries seeking to remain open. Some dispensaries are now trying to overturn the city’s revamped medical marijuana ordinance, which would cap the number of stores at 100 and allow only those that were in business on Sept. 14, 2007, when the city passed a moratorium to make it illegal to open new stores.
The dispensaries targeted by the city are: Cancare Collective, 11120 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood; Golden Triangle Collective, 2626 S. Figueroa Blvd., University Park; Green Oasis, 11924 Jefferson Blvd., Playa Vista; Natural Ways Always, 10006½ National Blvd., Palms; Rainforest Collective, 12515 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista; The Spot, 3200 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood Hills; and Helping Hint, 13614-16 Victory Blvd., Valley Glen.
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|Spokane, Wash. -- The medical marijuana raids in Spokane Thursday brought a strong reaction from patients.
Patients like 2 year old Cash Hyde depend on the drug for pain relief.
Hyde's dad gave him medical marijuana to help him through high-dose chemotherapy for a stage 4 brain tumor.
"When you have to watch your kid, and there's nothing you can do. Or, you're told there's nothing you can do, it's very hard. You feel helpless, you feel inadequate, you're just kinda lost," said Mike Hyde.
He defied doctors to give his son cannabis oil in his feeding tube, and believes it saved the boys life. It helped his son have the will to eat after 40 days, and allowed doctors to wean him off of an anti-nausea cocktail.
People across the country commented on Cash Hyde's story. That response is mostly positive.
His fight against cancer is finished, but his dad knows that the fight to make medical marijuana accessible is nowhere close.
"The only way for medical patients to benefit from cannabis is for us to have it legalized fully. Until it's fully legalized, police and law enforcement will continue to harass and invade patients' rights, and take their medicine away," Hyde said.
New Mexico medical marijuana patients are protected by law in many cases. However, it is still illegal to:
- Possess or use cannabis in a school bus or public vehicle, on school grounds or property, in the workplace of the patient or primary caregiver, or at a public park, recreation center, youth center or other public place.
- Sell, distribute, dispense or transfer cannabis to a person not registered by the NM-DOH.
- Obtain or transport cannabis outside New Mexico
- Possess cannabis on federal property (national parks, federal courthouse, immigration checkpoints, etc)
- Possess more than the maximum six (6) ounces of usable cannabis, unless they have been licensed to do so.
The law does not provide protection on federal property such as:
- immigration check-points
- federal parks
AND REMEMBER: It is still illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of cannabis!
Q: Can a minor apply to be a patient in the program?
A: Yes, so long as a parent or legal guardian is enrolled as the minor’s Caregiver (see section on Caregivers).
Q: Do I need to pay someone to help me complete my enrollment application?
A: The program applications are as short and as easy as possible for individuals to complete. While a patient will have the usual costs associated with medical provider visits, it is up to the patient to decide if they wish to pay a third party to help them complete the rest of the application.
Q: How can I send (submit) my application to the program?
A: Currently, the program only accepts paper copies of applications. They may be mailed to the program office (address above). The program does not accept electronic versions or faxes.
Q: Is there a way to expedite my application?
A: No, applications are processed in the order in which they are received in order to be as fair as possible to all patients. Every patient is very important and the staff try to meet their needs as best as possible.
Q: How much does it cost to enroll in the Medical Cannabis Program?
A: There is no enrollment fee for the Medical Cannabis Program.
Q: What medical providers can certify me for medical cannabis?
A: Medical doctors (MD), doctors of osteopathy (DO), nurse practitioners (NP), and most mid-level medical providers may write a certification for a patient to the Medical Cannabis Program. The medical provider must meet both of the following requirements: • have a current New Mexico medical license • be currently licensed to prescribe controlled substances in New Mexico.
Q: Can the program give me a list of doctors who will certify me to the Medical Cannabis Program?
A: No, the program is not able to refer patients to medical providers due to confidentiality and legal issues.
Q: How long does it take to receive an answer once I submit my forms to the program?
A: The program has 30 days to review an application. This starts only when the program receives your complete application, *Please note: the 30 days does not start until your application is complete. If you are missing any required application information or documentation (including a copy of your NM State photo ID), the application is not considered complete, and the 30 day period will not begin to run until that information or documentation is received.
Q: What happens if my application is not complete?
A: If an application is not complete, a letter stating the information that is still needed will be sent to the patient. This does not mean the application was denied, only that more information is required. Once the patient submits the appropriate documentation, the 30 day review period will start.
Q: What happens at the end of the 30 days?
A: If an application is approved, the program will issue a MCP Registry ID card to the patient. If an application is denied, the program will send a letter explaining the denial to the applicant.
Q: What can I do if my application is denied?
A: If an application is denied, the applicant will receive a letter describing available options (for more information, please refer to NMAC 220.127.116.11). Pursuant to statute, a person whose application has been denied shall not reapply for six months from the date of the denial unless otherwise authorized by the Department of Health.
Q: How can I check the status of my application?
A: Due to the volume of applications, the program is often close to the 30 day processing limit. Please do not request a status update on your application until 30 days have passed from the date you submitted your full and complete application, as this slows staff processing applications. If 30 days have passed, you may request a status update by mail (see the address above). Please include a written request for the update with a copy of your photo ID, and contact information (address and telephone number).
Q: Can I find out my application status through email?
A: Due to changes in confidentiality regulations and law, it is not possible for the program to transmit protected patient information through email. This includes requests to verify an application has been received.
Q: How can I ensure my application was received by the program?
A: If you would like to be notified that your application has been received by the program, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your application and the program will send you a receipt. *Please note: mail sent registered or certified is signed as received in the DOH main mailroom, not by the program, and may take an extra business day or two before it is received by the program.
Q: Why does it sometimes take so long to get a response from the program?
A: The program staff try to answer patients and other inquiries as quickly as possible, however, due to the volume of requests, this may take some time. The program apologizes for any delays, and is working to serve patients as best as possible with the resources available.