SANTA FE – New Mexico’s health agency has issued medical marijuana identification cards to three out-of-state residents who won a court judgment against the state last week.
But as of Friday, the Department of Health had not issued any additional ID cards to non-New Mexicans, as it weighs its legal options.
In a letter, the agency told at least one of the out-of-state residents who was issued an ID card that it intends to appeal the judge’s ruling and the card could ultimately be revoked, depending on the appeal’s outcome.
District Court Judge Bryan Biedscheid ruled last week that New Mexico must allow nonresidents to participate in its medical cannabis program, after the definition of a qualified patient was changed in a bill signed into law earlier this year by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
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