As expected, the head of New Mexico’s Department of Health approved opioid use disorder as a qualifying condition to use medical cannabis.

In an announcement on Thursday, DOH Secretary Kathyleen Kunkel said she accepted a recommendation from the state’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board to include opioid use disorder and five other conditions as reasons to grant a medical card for medical cannabis use.

“Adding these conditions to the Medical Cannabis Program provides medical providers new tools for relieving symptoms that may otherwise be difficult, if not impossible in some cases, to relieve through conventional means,” Kunkel said in a statement. 

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Andy Lyman ~ NMPoliticalReport.com ~

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