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New Mexico adds insomnia as medical marijuana qualifying condition

New Mexico’s regulated medical marijuana program will permit insomnia as a qualifying condition effective June 1, a move that could potentially expand the state’s MMJ market.

Insomnia will be the thirtieth qualifying condition for medical cannabis in New Mexico, alongside other ailments including anxiety disorder, opioid use disorder, severe chronic pain, and Alzheimer’s disease.


New Mexicans may petition the Medical Advisory Board to the state’s Medical Cannabis Program to add new conditions.

“A petition requesting insomnia be added as a qualifying condition was submitted for consideration at the board’s last meeting March 7, where the board members eligible to vote unanimously voted to support the recommendation,” said the New Mexico Department of Health in a release.

“Even though patients may access cannabis without a medical cannabis card through the adult-use program, by including insomnia in the list of qualifying conditions, patients would have increased opportunity

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