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Provider says medical cannabis sales trail enrollment growth

Provider says medical cannabis sales trail enrollment growth

The Associated Press
May 14, 2019 06:34 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Patient enrollment in New Mexico's medical marijuana program grew at a fast clip in April.

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The New Mexico Department of Health says patient enrollment in the cannabis program for health ailments such as cancer, chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder increased by 1,632 to 72,375 in April.

That's the equivalent of a 28% annual growth rate.

New Mexico's largest medical marijuana seller said Monday that statewide growth in medical cannabis sales trailed far behind enrollment gains between March 2018 and March 2019.

Albuquerque-based Ultra Health says annual medical marijuana sales grew by 16%. That's less than half the 39% growth rate for enrollment.

State limits on medical marijuana production are currently under review.

Ultra Health wants the state to increase purchase limits for patients and allow discounts by volume.

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