Albuquerque, NM: State officials have approved new expanded regulations to permit medical cannabis access to patients with dependence to opioids and other controlled substances.
State regulators had twice before advanced a similar measure, only to have it rejected by the administration of former Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.
Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham backed the expanded policy change, stating, "Now New Mexicans experiencing opioid dependence will have another option for support."
Studies have reported that cannabinoids may reduce opioid-related cravings and relapse in patients with opioid use dependency.
For more information, contact Carly Wolf, NORML State Policies Coordinator, at (202) 483-5500 or visit the NORML fact-sheet, "Relationship Between Marijuana and Opioids."