Alzheimer’s patients denied medical marijuana

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Alzheimer’s patients denied medical marijuana.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Thousands of New Mexicans who have Alzheimer’s will not eligible for medical marijuana.

The state health secretary has denied a petition to add Alzheimer’s and other kinds of dementia to the list of medical conditions eligible for the program.

The secretary has the final authority on which conditions can be added even if they are recommended by the program’s advisory board.

Supporters say marijuana could help dementia patients with sleep and other issues. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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