Court could break standoff over access to medical cannabis
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A state district court judge is weighing whether New Mexico should open its medical marijuana program to routine access by people who live outside the state.
A court hearing was scheduled Monday that could determine whether residents of Texas, Arizona and beyond can participate in New Mexico's medical cannabis program.
The state Department of Health has appealed an initial court decision that would allow nonresidents to fill prescriptions for marijuana.
Medical marijuana dispenser Ultra Health says changes to the state statute this year allow any person to qualify for medical marijuana based on a valid medical condition.
The administration of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says that change was an unintentional drafting error.
Medical marijuana cards have issued to three out-of-state residents who sued the Health Department for access.
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