New Mexico approves six new medical cannabis producers

Posted on November 15th, 2010 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , .

cannabisThe New Mexico Department of Health is expanding its medical cannabis program with the approval of six new non-profits to produce the herb for patients. This brings the total number of such producers to 17. There are currently 2,807 medical cannabis patients, with 1,266 of those having individual permits to grow for personal use.

"This will help patients in New Mexico get the medicine they need safely and legally under State law," Secretary of Heath Alfredo Vigil said in a statement. "We are consistently examining our program to ensure our patients needs are met without jeopardizing public safety."

The six new producers are located in San Juan, Sierra, San Miguel, Bernalillo and Santa Fe counties. The previously approved producers are in Santa Fe, Cibola, Harding, Doña Ana, Lea, Catron and Bernalillo counties. (New Mexico Independent, Nov. 10)

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