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New Mexico to address medical marijuana shortage

February 28, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The demand for medical marijuana in New Mexico has outpaced production, and state health officials announced Friday they have a plan for tackling the shortage.

The Department of Health is proposing to increase the number of marijuana plants and seedlings that licensed, nonprofit producers can have and open the application process for more producers to become licensed. There are only 23 producers in the state now, but the number of patients is on the rise.

Health Secretary Retta Ward said the state takes the needs of its 10,621 medical marijuana patients seriously. She said her department commissioned a Login to read more

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