New Mexico’s medical marijuana program began in 2007, and the latest figures regarding the patient base shows that there are 21,000 cardholders. This number has almost doubled since 2013, according to KOAT.
Some of those qualifying conditions include:
- Chronic pain
- Severe anorexia
- Painful peripheral neuropathy
- Crohn’s Disease
- Hospice patients
- Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
- Hepatitis C infection currently receiving antiviral treatment
- Wasting syndrome
One medical marijuana patient using medical marijuana for PTSD is Chase Smothermon, he said, “Since I’ve been on medical marijuana, I’ve been successfully able to open my company. My life has been completely different ever since.“
Smothermon has had his medical marijuana card for 3 years now. He experienced a rough period in his life when taking prescription medications and has had a great improvement in life and in treating his PTSD with medical marijuana.