The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) released data showing that at the end of March, the state had over 50,954 patients and 6,847 Active Personal Production Licenses. These numbers represent a 56% increase in registered medical marijuana patients in the last year.
The NMDOH reports that PTSD is the most common qualifying condition with 25,039 qualifying patients, according to the Hemp Gazette. Severe chronic pain is second with 17,001 qualifying patients. Cancer is number three with 2,920 qualifying patients.
New Mexico’s most common qualifying medical conditions for marijuana use are:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (25,039)
- Severe Chronic Pain (17,001)
- Cancer (2,920)
- Inflammatory autoimmune – mediated arthritis (998)
- Epilepsy (678)
- Multiple Sclerosis (505)
Patients in New Mexico are permitted to purchase and possess up to 8 ounces of dry medical marijuana flower per 90 days.
The state says that it is receiving between 150 and 600 medical marijuana patient applications daily. About 90% of those applications are approved within the allotted 30-day review period.