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    What's Worse Than Pot Staying Illegal? Pot As An FDA-Regulated Drug

    The Santa Monica Observer is reporting that marijuana will be moved to Schedule II on August 1, 2016.
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    Don't move here for this state's program

    The only reason I moved from Texas to New Mexico three years ago was for this state's Medical Cannabis Program. Before I chose Albuquerque, I did my research. The only thing I wasn't able to research was the quality of the dispensaries. I didn't think there would be a problem finding good bud at...
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    New Patient Limit Guideline Help

    PPL stands for personal production license, something patients have to get before they can grow their own. You can find the application for a PPL on the New Mexico Department of Health's website (nmhealth dot org).
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    The shortage has ended!

    Happy to answer your questions, Butch59Dale. We can talk here.
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    Becoming a Medical Marijuana Patient in New Mexico

    List correctly updated, with 20 qualifying conditions: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Cancer Cervical Dystonia Crohn’s disease Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with intractable spasticity Epilepsy Glaucoma Hepatitis C infection currently receiving antiviral...
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    Organtica vs. New MexiCann

    It appears that New MexiCann is being allowed to expand its operation before those like Organtica, who have been waiting for years for the Department of Health to add producers. And what do you know, New MexiCann snatched up the well-to-do area of Taos – which was Organtica's first choice for a...
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    Becoming a Medical Marijuana Patient in New Mexico

    You left out a few of the qualifying conditions. Here is an alphabetized list: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Cancer Crohn’s disease Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with intractable spasticity Epilepsy Glaucoma Hepatitis C infection currently receiving...
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    The shortage has ended!

    I appreciate the update, and I'm glad the program is working for you. Sounds like you had a good harvest, too. I'm happy for you, lavieboo, I really am. And I'm trying not to be bitter or angry about not having enough money to renew (even though I moved from Texas to join this program), or...
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    The shortage has ended!

    From New MexiCann newsletter of 1/11/2015: "Those times have now changed. The Dept. no longer requires advance orders and with increased production, the shortage has ended." Len Goodman Now that the shortages are over, how come the price hasn't dropped? If you are a medical cannabis...
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    Current News on Dispensaries/Producers

    There are few things more expensive than dispensary prices... I read about one personal grower in New Mexico who priced her harvest at less than a dollar a gram. Whenever patients make complaints about the medical cannabis program in New Mexico, that is pretty much the response: Grow your own...
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    My Visit To Marijuana Land

    Wondering if having 6 surgeries in 9 months can cause chronic pain? Sounds logical, but it's not like you'll hear your doctor or surgeon confess to that. And it doesn't sound like the writer has done much research on the causes of chronic pain -- surgery trauma is a fairly common cause. Oral...
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    Current News on Dispensaries/Producers

    Even though I can no longer purchase from the dispensaries here in New Mexico, occasionally I check in to see what's on the menu. In an email newsletter I received today, SWOP advertises a new strain: Flo 50/50 Hybrid THC % 20.24, CBD %0.70 Most of the strains at SWOP have a fairly high CBD...
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    Generics from India

    As reported yesterday by Bloomberg: Drug Batch Tainted? Just Hit Delete and Ship It to the U.S. A review of FDA documents by Bloomberg News found that similar actions on quality tests have happened at dozens of other companies' plants across India that make drug ingredients and pills for...
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    You've Never Seen A Parade Float Like This - Medical Marijuana Has Lost Its Stigma

    Re: You've Never Seen A Parade Float Like This - Medical Marijuana Has Lost Its Stigm Do gentlemen really prefer hashish?
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    DEA - Cartels Now Smuggle U.S. Pot Into Mexico

    Dude, I think I can smell Colorado bud from here in New Mexico... Is there anyone that would finance a chronic pain patient's move from New Mexico to Colorado? Because... karma? Maybe the DEA could create a program like that? As a pain patient who cannot afford to renew in the Medical...
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    Cannabis Prevents Negative Behavioral Physiological Effects Of Traumatic Events

    Forget apples... A cannabis pill a day keeps the doctor away!
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    Judge Could Smash Marijuana Law

    Fine, then I'll write to the Easter Bunny... Or maybe I should just settle for the Tooth Fairy.
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    Judge Could Smash Marijuana Law

    Maybe if we all write to Santa our dreams will come true? Last I heard, he was somewhere near the North Pole (having moved from Antarctica because it's melting), but you can find him in Google under "dear santa letters online."
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    Ptsd

    As reported by Science Daily on 9/4/2014: Cannabis prevents negative behavioral, physiological effects of traumatic events, rat study shows As reported by Colorado Daily on 11/18/2014: A new study led by a researcher at the University of Colorado shows that physical pain and social pain are...
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    Cannabis Prevents Negative Behavioral Physiological Effects Of Traumatic Events

    A common phenomenon among those who suffer from trauma is that exposure to a "trauma reminder" -- an event that is not traumatic in essence but that evokes the memory of the experience of the traumatic event -- can further heighten the negative effects of the trauma. I'd like pain patients to...
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