The New Mexico Medical Cannabis Advisory Board wants to expand the list of medical marijuana qualifying conditions.
November’s requests to add Alzheimer’s disease and opiate use disorders are still pending, according to Las Cruces Sun-News. The process in New Mexico proves to be one that requires patience.
On Friday, the board voted to allow increases in marijuana potency and quantity that a patient can have.
Ailments proposed by the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board include:
- Chronic headaches
- Dystonia/sleep disorders
- Neurological conditions causing muscle spasms
- Mobility problems
The recommendations still need to be reviewed by the State Health Secretary, Lynn Gallagher, before gaining final approval. The State Health Secretary has not commented on the additional conditions the advisory board has proposed.