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Demand for medical marijuana under the state’s five-year-old program has soared, but supply of the weed for debilitating conditions has been strained to the point that New Mexico producers have turned away thousands of patients in recent months and rationed the supply to others.
Those are among the findings of a newly released survey of pot producers and patients commissioned by the state Department of Health.
“I have had to purchase from the street at times, and the quality is usually better, and it’s cheaper. That’s not right,” commented one patient whose name was edited from the 65-page report, which was provided to the Journal in response to a records request.
Another unnamed patient reported “producers running out of medical cannabis very quickly, ie: the same day they send an email stating what is available to purchase.”
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