Cannabis application backlog sends some 'back to the streets'

Patients in New Mexico’s state-sanctioned medical cannabis program have nearly doubled in the last year, leading to a backlog of applications that has left many without their card for weeks, if not months.

While officials at the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) say they’re trying to remedy the situation, the severe delays have sent some Taoseños “back to the streets” in a desperate and illegal search for medication.

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