New Mexico lawmaker wants to nearly double medical marijuana patient limits
Published on 1/24/17
New Mexico's medical marijuana program has been doing so well that patient numbers have nearly doubled in a years time, but current regulations are limiting the supply of cannabis. A proposal made by a New Mexico Senator would increase the number of plants a cannabis producer can grow at one time, as well as increase the amount of medical marijuana a patient can possess. Currently, growers can have up to 450 plants at once, but if the bill is passed that number would increase to 1000. Patients are given up to 8 ounces of cannabis for a 90-day span, but the new law would allow them up to 5 ounces in only 30 days.
A lawmaker wants to increase the amount of marijuana that licensed medical-cannabis producers in New Mexico can grow.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the proposal by Democratic Sen. Cisco McSorley of Albuquerque also would increase the amount of marijuana that the program’s participants can possess.
Officials said in November that the number of participants had grown from 18,600 to nearly 33,000 in a year’s time.
The large patient volume also has strained supplies