“There’s no question that COVID was a contributing factor, increased depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear,” said Duke Rodriguez of Ultra Health. “New Mexicans are looking for holistic solutions to treat their fears and concerns.”
To meet demand, the state’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Board recommended that patients be allowed to buy more marijuana, and growers should be allowed to increase plant capacity.
Recreational use of marijuana is still illegal in New Mexico. However, the governor has expressed support in changing the law ahead of the 2021 legislative session.