Legislative initiative to allow patients from other areas to participate in New Mexico’s program takes effect
/EIN News/ — ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program will officially begin allowing medical cannabis patients from out-of-state to possess and purchase medical cannabis while in New Mexico. Ultra Health, New Mexico’s #1 Cannabis Company, will be providing medical cannabis for reciprocal participants on July 1, 2020.
Patients with proof of authorization from a medical cannabis program outside New Mexico, also known as reciprocal participants, may begin purchasing medical cannabis from New Mexico dispensaries on July 1, 2020, without paying any additional fee. Reciprocal participants may purchase and possess up to 230 units or 8 ounces of cannabis in a 90-day period.
New Mexico’s reciprocity legislation is the most patient-friendly and generous in the country, allowing medical cannabis patients with proof of authorization from any state, the District of Columbia, a territory or commonwealth of the U.S. or a New Mexico Indian nation, tribe, or pueblo to purchase medical cannabis while in New Mexico.
Currently, no other medical cannabis reciprocal program in the United States recognizes Tribal sovereignty in accepting authorizations approved by Tribal nations or pueblos.
While many other reciprocal programs in medical cannabis states require a…