New Mexico health officials have added anxiety to the list of conditions that doctors can treat with medical marijuana, a move that could boost sales at medical marijuana dispensaries. The New Mexico Medical Marijuana Advisory Board approved anxiety as a qualifying condition after citing the approximately 465,000 adults in the state who suffer from the disorder. The ruling will take effect in early 2023. The move covers all anxiety disorder diagnoses, including: generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, drug-induced anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. Medical marijuana patients in New Mexico are exempt from taxation on a limited number of marijuana products. The state's MMJ program also recently updated its online patient portal to allow for the use of electronic patient ID cards. These improvements to the medical marijuana program follow the launch of New Mexico's adult-use marijuana marketplace in April.
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