Good News for some in New Mexico!

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  1. #1 Storm Crow, Feb 17, 2009
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    NM adds 7 conditions to medical marijuana coverage

    SANTA FE (AP) - The state Department of Health is adding seven conditions to coverage under the state's medical marijuana program.
    Patients can apply if they have painful peripheral neuropathy, intractable nausea or vomiting, severe anorexia/cachexia, hepatitis C infection if that's also receiving antiviral treatment, Crohn's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
    Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil said Monday the conditions were added based on recommendations of the department's Medical Advisory Boards and scientific findings that the conditions could be helped by medical cannabis.
    The board recommended adding eight conditions, but Vigil turned down fibromyalgia, saying there wasn't enough evidence that medical marijuana is effective for it.

  2. Awesome News!!

    Every bit helps! Thanks for sharing!
  3. oh my fucking god!!!:eek:

    I live in new mexico and have severe crohn's!!!!!:hello:

    thanks for posting this. I feel like I just won the lottery.:yay:

  4. Rabbit, wait til you have that first legal joint! You never realize what a bring down paranoia is, until it's gone! :smoke:

    And why not discuss with the health department that fibro does too have a fair amount of studies showing that cannabis helps! And maybe suggest a few other conditions! :rolleyes:

    \t\t\t \t\t\tNew Mexico Department of Health
    1190 South Saint Francis Drive
    Santa Fe, NM 87502

    # Office of the Secretary - 505 827-2613 voice - 505 827-2530 Fax
    # Administrative Services Division 505-827-2555

    Dr. Alfredo Vigil's boss is Gov. Richardson. Here's Richardson's email page. Richardson is pro-cannabis, so be nice [​IMG] , but feel free express your opinion about Dr. Virgil leaving fibro off the list!

    And here's a few studies to back up your opinions!

    Delta-9-THC based monotherapy in fibromyalgia patients

    Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency

    Cannabis Sativa (Marijuana) for Fibromyalgia

    THC Reduces Pain in Fibromyalgia Patients

    Fibromyalgia: Effective Treatment with Medical Marijuana

    Cannabis Science: Nabilone reduced chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia and Medical Marijuana

    Nabilone for the treatment of pain in fibromyalgia.
  5. thanks for those studies. ive actually met richardson quite a few times. he presented me with a few awards. its the least I could do for the cause.:smoke:

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