May 17, 2023 Updated May 18, 2023
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Insomnia will be on the list of conditions that qualify someone for enrollment in the state's
Medical Cannabis Program, starting June 1.
The addition of the condition was made at the program's Medical Advisory Board meeting,
according to a statement the New Mexico Department of Health issued Tuesday. A petition
requesting insomnia be added as a qualifying condition was submitted for consideration at
the board’s last meeting in March and the board's members "eligible to vote" voted
unanimously to support the addition.
“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 to discuss with their medical provider how cannabis can be used
to impact their insomnia and help them sleep better," Department of Health Secretary Patrick
Allen wrote in his decision approving the petition.
Insomnia is the 30th qualifying condition for the Medical Cannabis Program. Anxiety disorder
was the most recent added condition in December.