Is an herbal remedy in your future?
POSTED: Monday, May 6, 2013 - 9:16pm
UPDATED: Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 1:45pm
El Paso, TX (KTSM) Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for either medicinal or personal use.
Cannabis is the preferred title for this natural and organic medicine that politicians in Sante Fe, NM voted to approve as a legally dispensed medicine back in 2007. Under the guidance of New Mexico's Department of Health, this medicine is only available to patients who meet one or more of the 17 qualifying conditions. As of April 30th, 2013 there were 9,090 active patients and only 23 legal producers or growers in New Mexico's Medical Cannabis Program. The N.M.D.O.H. has a regulated set of rules and a strict application process that will guarantee a secured and reliable source for this medicine for it's qualified patients.
Scientists are busy mapping the genetics of cannabis more fully and specialty research and development companies are already building a new frontier of products that range from edibles to beauty products like lotions oils and shampoos. The new frontier of marijuana is growing and the remaining states may be playing catch-up.
Illinois is next, their Senate just passed the Medical Marijuana bill that the House just passed last week. The Governor sent a strong signal to the Legislatures by indicating he had no problem with the bill and would not veto it.