<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> marijuana]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/marijuana Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:55:13 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[New Mexico makes application changes in medical pot program]]> http://gazette.com/new-mexico-makes-application-changes-in-medical-pot-program/article/feed/548902?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-mexico-makes-application-changes-in-medical-pot-program/article/feed/548902?custom_click=rss SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has changed the application for patients wanting to participate in the state's medical marijuana program.

The Health Department said Friday the application is now two pages rather than four and can be completed online and then printed for signing. The applications still must be submitted by mail or in person.

Certifying practitioners also are required to send medical records instead of writing lengthy explanations.

Patients must meet at least one of 21 conditions to qualify for a medical marijuana card.

Nearly 49,000 patients were enrolled as of the end of February, with almost half of them listing post-traumatic stress disorder as a condition.

Health Secretary Lynn Gallagh

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]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:36:53 -0600 <![CDATA[More patients enroll in New Mexico's medical pot program]]> http://gazette.com/more-patients-enroll-in-new-mexicos-medical-pot-program/article/feed/545823?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/more-patients-enroll-in-new-mexicos-medical-pot-program/article/feed/545823?custom_click=rss SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The number of people licensed to use medical marijuana in New Mexico has grown substantially since the state began the program a decade ago.

The latest figures from the state Health Department show a total of 48,821 patients were enrolled at the end of February. Almost half of them list post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition.

Patients must meet at least one of 21 conditions for a medical marijuana card. The other most common qualifying conditions include severe chronic pain and cancer.

State health officials have been careful over the years to expand the list of conditions. Still pending is a petition to allow medical marijuana to be used as a tool in the fight against opioid ab

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